BREXIT NEWS: Justine Greening attacks Theresa May’s Chequers deal | Politics | News – UK

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Mrs May faces more Brexit chaos after 20 rebel Tory MPs issued a public commitment to wreck the controversial Chequers Deal, which eurosceptics argue threatened to undermine Brexit. 

Ms Greening in particularly lashed out at the Prime Minister, saying her Chequers deal was “less popular than the poll tax”. 

She told BBC World At One the deal was “untenable” with only 15 percent support from the public.

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She said: “Chequers is now dead and there’s no point having a government spending two vital months working on that when what it needs to do is start working on an alternative route for us.”

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4pm update: Pound standout loser of the day amid Brexit concerns

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Traders say British sterling was the standout loser in currency value today.

The pound plummeted after comments by Michel Barnier, the European Union’s Chief negotiator, who said he was “strongly Opposed” to the British government’s Chequers plan.

Concerns about negotiations and weak UK manufacturing data comined to push the pound down 0.8 percent.

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The pound fell to $1.28 and weakened 08. percent against the euro to 89.80 pence.

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