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UK Digital Minister Margot James: I will do whatever it takes to stop no-deal Brexit

U.K. Digital Minister Margot James said on Thursday she would do “whatever it takes in the end” to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Speaking at POLITICOs Women Rule summit in Brussels, James wouldnt say whether she would vote against the government in a no-confidence motion, but did not rule it out.

“Im not prepared to say how I will vote on something so hypothetical in four or five months or two or three months time. I mean, parliamentary votes are fraught enough,” James said.

But probed on whether she was ruling out the move, she said: “No, at the moment I just wont decide in advance,” adding later: “I will do whatever it takes in the end, but I hope there will be something more sensible than bringing the government down.”

Asked whether she would like to see the EUs Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager continue in her role or perhaps even take one of the EUs top jobs such as the Commission presidency, James said: “Very much so.”

“Ive been really impressed with Commissioner Vestager,” James said. “She has used the competition law and the powers that the Commission have to hold the big tech companies to account I think a way that no country or bloc of countries have managed to do.”

Post-Brexit Britain “will struggle to emulate the use of competition law,” James added. “The power of the European Union cRead More – Source

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