Mr Grieve will meet with France’s Europe minister, Nathalie Loiseau, as well as pro-EU French politicians in his office, according to The Daily Telegraph. News of the meeting follows Tory MPs, Nick Boles and Oliver Letwin, who had a meeting with Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to discuss a softer Brexit. The Conservative MPs are pushing a Norway-style Brexit branded as “Common Market 2.0” where Britain would stay inside the European Economic Area after leaving.
Mr Boles told The Daily Telegraph: “Oliver Letwin and I were happy to join Lucy Powell and Stephen Kinnock Labour MPs in this meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to discuss our Common Market 2.0 proposal.
“For months now we have been meeting with senior MPs from all parties in search of a cross-party Brexit compromise.”
France is reportedly keen for a 21-month Brexit delay in order to help finish the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement.
But Mr Grieve, along with other Remain Tory MPs, want a much longer extension so they can spark a second referendum.
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The former Attorney General has previously attacked Brexiteers when he said allowing Brexit to happen made delivering quality of life harder.
He said in Parliament: “I have very little doubt that when this matter comes back we will extend article 50, and I hope very much that the Government will finally adopt a policy of indicating that no deal is completely unacceptable.
“I only have to look at the emails I get on Brexit from people who want to leave to see that the principal theme is the demand to leave in the form of catastrophic no-deal Brexit.
“The reason that I am getting those emails is that people have, in my opinion, been thoroughly misled over a long period by a form of propaganda that believes that the EU is evil.”
Leading Brexiteers recently warned Theresa May her Brexit deal is doomed to fail when it is put to the House of Commons next week.
Chief eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the Prime Minister should ignore any vote to delay Brexit after blasting “the people have spoken”.
The prominent Tory Brexiteer called for “lift-off” in exit negotiations so Britain can leave on Brexit day – March 29 – as he pressed the Prime Minister to prove that she is “committed to the referendum result”.
However, The chief Tory whip, Julian Smith, warned Cabinet on Tuesday that Britain will have to stay in a customs unions with the EU if Mrs May’s deal is voted down by MPs.