Tory Tensions Flare as Brexit Moderates Push Customs Compromise

Conservative tensions over Brexit erupted again on Sunday as a senior U.K. minister fueled speculation that Theresa May may be planning to revive a customs plan rejected by euroskeptic members of the government last week.

The prime minister was outnumbered at a meeting of her inner cabinet on May 2 as pro-Brexit ministers demanded a clean break from the European Union customs regime, dismissing her plea for a compromise solution. It appeared to leave May facing a possible choice between staying in the customs union or leaving without a deal. Either could see rebels the Conservative Party destroy her government.

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