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Nick Clegg and Theresa May have rowed over their polar opposite brexit stances
The former leader of the Liberal Democrats claimed the European Union (EU) Brexit negotiators would see right through Theresa May’s threats to walk away from Brussels without a deal.
The Prime Minister has issued several warnings she would leave the EU without a deal, claiming no deal is better than a bad one.
But Mr Clegg said the EU Brexit team included “some of the most accomplished negotiators on the planet”.
His comments come the day after a speech from Mrs May in which she said only she would be prepared enough to secure a good deal that would ensure the UK economy can flourish.
Theresa May has vowed to secure the best deal for Britain
And the rally audience in Wolverhampton burst into a round of applause when she said: “No deal is better than a bad deal.”
But Brexit Secretary David Davis said it was essential to get “the right Brexit deal”, adding: “If we fail, the consequences for working people will be dire.”
Mrs May’s critics have warned the more she talks up the dangers of failing to agree a good deal, the more likely it is that Brexit negotiators will spot the contradictions in her argument.
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Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, claimed quitting Brussels without a deal would leave British business in a state of regulatory and legal limbo.
He added: “I think it’s more likely than not there will be a deal.
“I think the chaos in the financial markets would be extreme if it looked like there was not going to be a deal. It doesn’t bear thinking about.”