Former Cabinet minister Theresa Villiers has told Philip Hammond and other Tory Brexit rebels that they must stick to the vision mapped out by Theresa May.
Villiers spoke out about the Government's ongoing disunity over the weekend, warning that Britain is heading for a "dilution" of Brexit. She appeared on talkRADIO this morning to explain her comments.
The former Northern Ireland secretary told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Theresa May is "absolutely the right person" to be Prime Minister and "the team around her needs to stick to the vision" that was mapped out in May's Lancaster House speech last year.
"There is a big pressure on the Prime Minister on the other side of the debate to water down Brexit," Villiers said. "To accept some kind of arrangement with the EU which leaves us locked into their rules and regulations."
However she said this must be avoided in order to ensure that Britain realises the full potential of leaving the EU.
Villiers also said the Northern Ireland issue was "solvable" but "we need to be pragmatic."