Leading Tory Brexiters deny plot to oust May over Chequers deal

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David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg urge PM to adopt their alternative Irish border plan

David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg insisted they were not seeking to oust Theresa May as they demanded that the prime minister abandon her Chequers proposals and adopt their alternative plan to maintain “a free-flowing” border with Ireland.

The rebel Conservatives unveiled a position paper on the Irish border from the hard Brexit European Research Group (ERG), but were forced to downplay the idea of a leadership challenge aired by some ERG members in a meeting on Tuesday night.

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