Brexit: Labour warn Theresa May's policy 'in tatters' after Eurosceptic MP who tried to block a transition deal appointed to Government

Theresa May’s Brexit policy could be “in tatters” after she appointed to the Government a prominent Eurosceptic MP who tried to block a transition deal, Labour has claimed.

Suella Fernandes, chair of the European Research Group, an influential group of Brexit-backing Conservatives, was made a junior minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DexEU) in last week’s reshuffle.

The Fareham MP has risen swiftly through the ranks after only being elected to Parliament in 2015 but her appointment has drawn controversy over her staunch Eurosceptic views.

Last year, Ms Fernandes coordinated a letter from some 40 Tory MPs opposing staying in the single market as part of the transitional deal

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