NICOLA Sturgeon has warned Theresa May against talking up a no-deal Brexit scenario before a meeting with the Prime Minister in Edinburgh.
One of the UK's richest men has urged Theresa May to walk away from negotiations with the EU without a deal.
Brexit backer Peter Hargreaves said: "We should have a team that want Brexit and want us out of the EU. The best option is no deal.
No deal would give us free trade with Europe because the three biggest economies in Europe, outside Britain, are huge exporters to the UK.
"That's Germany, France and Italy. And those three economies would absolutely demand free trade from the EU.
Tory peer Lord Hague has warned Emmanuel Macron not to block Britain's attempts to secure a Brexit deal.
The ex-Foreign Secretary said the French president would continue to maintain a "hard line" on the exit negotiations.
However, he argued that at a time of global change, the two countries needed each other more than ever.
He told the Daily Telegraph: "In the world of a rising China and a less reliable America, Britain and France will need each other more."