May suffers setback as Conservatives back no-deal Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May continued to seek reassurances from European leaders about the EU withdrawal agreement as it emerged that most members of her own party would favour a no-deal Brexit.

Three-quarters of respondents in a survey of 1,215 Conservative Party activists said they regarded as “exaggerated or invented” warnings that a no-deal Brexit could cause severe short-term disruption, such as shortages of food and medicines. My news story (paywall) for Tax Notes, January 7:

May Suffers Setback as Conservatives Back No-Deal Brexit