May to face pressure to ditch Chequers plan in cabinet showdown

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Brexiters to set out alternative vision for EU exit, before cabinet meets for the first time since PM’s Salzburg humiliation

Theresa May will come under intense pressure from leading Brexiters on Monday to ditch her Chequers proposals and back a free trade deal with the EU instead as she faces a bruising cabinet showdown in the wake of the disastrous Salzburg summit.

The former Brexit secretary David Davis and leading Eurosceptic Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg are among those backing a report by the Institute of Economic Affairs which is expected to set out an alternative plan for a hard Brexit departure from the EU.

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