A backbench Bill designed to stop the UK crashing out of the EU next week has created the danger of an “accidental no-deal Brexit”, ministers have warned.
The UK faces a potentially lengthy delay to Brexit, Philip Hammond said as he indicated the Tories could be prepared to compromise on a customs union.
Talks on a possible compromise Brexit deal are to continue on Thursday after a meeting between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn which the Labour leader described as “useful but inconclusive”.
A second minister has quit the Government as Theresa May’s decision to hold Brexit talks with Jeremy Corbyn sparked intense anger among Tories.
Theresa May has come under intensive fire from her own side for her decision to seek a Brexit compromise with Jeremy Corbyn, with one minister resigning and a string of MPs launching attacks on the move.
Theresa May has been hit by the resignation of a Leave-backing minister as she prepares to hold talks with Jeremy Corbyn which the Government accepts are likely to lead to a “softer” Brexit.