THERESA May last night set the stage for a mammoth parliamentary battle over Brexit after telling MPs she had won "the right deal for the UK."
Simon Clarke, another Eurosceptic Tory backbencher, said: “The political declaration is a well-meaning but ultimately meaningless set of words.
“All the perils of the Withdrawal Agreement would bind the UK with the force of an international treaty. It will lock us into the EU customs union, subject us to the European Court’s judgments, threaten our union, give the EU the power to say when we can leave the backstop and cost the UK £39billion.
“And anything we wanted from the negotiations has been trumpeted in a political declaration which has absolutely no legal effect on anyone.