Senior Tories have ruled out changing their rules to allow an early challenge to Theresa May's leadership, but have asked for more clarity about how long she will remain in office. Under current rules, MPs cannot hold a new confidence vote in her leadership until December - 12 months on from last year's vote which she won.
Parliament will be “gridlocked” no matter what the Brexit deal, former Cabinet minister Justine Greening warned as she urged the Government to “ask the people” to break the impasse. The Tory former education secretary told MPs a referendum could be held in the next 22 weeks as she derided Theresa May’s current plan.
Any transitional deal in the period after Brexit must end by June 2022, the time of the next general election, Philip Hammond has said. But the chancellor said there must be business as usual, life as normal for Britons as the UK left the EU.