Business Secretary Greg Clark has echoed concerns over a no-deal Brexit, warning a disorderly withdrawal from the European Union could destroy many national industries.
In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, the cabinet minister said, “It would be crazy to disrupt, at a time of great prosperity in these industries, to introduce not just obstacles, but really to destroy the foundations of success of some of our most brilliant industries.”
Earlier, UK Prime Minister Theresa May claimed that the voting down of her deal in parliament could result in a hard Brexit or no Brexit at all, seemingly attempting to win over support for the proposed withdrawal plan.
With PM May suffering a series of embarrassing defeats in the Commons and failing to make progress in rallying support for her draft withdrawal deal, it remains unclear how she can possibly secure enough votes to get the agreement through parliament.
The key crunch vote will take place on Tuesday, two days after the PM’s televised Brexit debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The pair has already traded blows, with May accusing the Labour leader of “playing politics” and using the Brexit shambles for personal political gain, while Corbyn has slammed her deal and questioned her competency as prime minister.