Dominic Raab, the man that quit as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union last year, will try his luck in the race to become British Prime Minister.
Raab told the state-run BBC that he would fight for a ‘fairer’ Brexit deal with the EU – but if that were not possible, the UK would leave with no deal in October.
Ironically, whilst describing Theresa May’s deal as worse than remaining in the EU, he voted in favour of it at the occasion of the third vote on the withdrawal agreement on 29 March 2019.
On Sunday, Raab said that the UK’s previous negotiations with the EU over the withdrawal agreement had not been “resolute” enough, and a no-deal Brexit had been taken “off the table”.
“I would fight for a fairer deal in Brussels with negotiations to change the backstop arrangements, and if not I would be clear that we would leave on WTO [World Trade Organization] terms in October,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr.
Raab has served as MP for Esher and Walton since being elected in 2010.