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Prime Minister Theresa May came under fire from all sides in Britain's fractious political landscape on Thursday as she warmed to an EU plan in Brussels to extend the post-Brexit transition period.
Hardcore Brexit backers and pro-EU loyalists alike rounded on the premier after she said she was considering keeping Britain in line with the European Union for months longer, by extending a transition period until December 2021.
Several heavyweight Brexiteers in May's governing Conservative Party wrote a joint open letter, warning May she would never be forgiven if Brexit results in "surrender".
The letter was signed by former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and ex-Brexit secretary David Davis -- their first joint intervention after resigning in July over May's Brexit blueprint, which would keep Britain close to the EU on trade.
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