Britain’s Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke arrives in Downing Street in London, Britain June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) – Former British justice secretary David Gauke, a prominent critic of the government’s Brexit strategy, said he would meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday to hear his plan to deliver a deal that he could support.
Gauke told Sky News he was prepared to disobey Conservative Party discipline and lose the whip to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
“Sometimes there is a point where you have to judge between your own personal interests and the national interest, and the national interest has to come first. But I hope it doesn’t come to that.”
Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky