Several political figures including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have criticised the PM’s plan.
These figures have hailed the move a “treacherous betrayal” enacted by “charlatans”.
Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “If true, this means repudiation by UK govt of a Treaty freely negotiated by it, & described by PM in GE as an ‘oven-ready’ deal. This will significantly increase the likelihood of no deal, and the resulting damage to the economy will be entirely Tory inflicted. What charlatans.
Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party leader Naomi Long tweeted: “Let’s not. Let’s make it clear right now where we stand and the catastrophic consequences of such action now, while there is a chance of influencing how this unfolds. At the very least, if they proceed, they can’t claim the damage it will bring in its wake was not anticipated.”