As Brexit divisions widen, PM May challenges Brexit critics

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for the BBC's Andrew Marr Show during the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May called on her party on Sunday to unite behind her plan to leave the European Union, making a direct appeal to critics by saying their desire for a free trade deal was at the heart of her Brexit proposals.

At the start of what is set to be one of the Conservative Party’s stormiest annual conferences, May’s plans were once again attacked by two former ministers, with her ex-foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, calling them “deranged”.

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