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One MP said it was “certainly a possibility” the Prime Minister would inform the influential groups of backbenchers when she intends to step down. And party grandees are also understood to be expecting an announcement on her immediate future.

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Speculation is growing that Theresa May is set to announce the date of her resignation (Image: PARLIAMENT TV/GETTY)

If we lose control of the process then we are heading for an election

Cabinet source

Ministers have unexpectedly been called back to No10 after this morning’s emergency Cabinet meeting, with Mrs May now due to be meeting Cabinet sub-committees all afternoon.

The atmosphere in Westminster following the latest developments has been described as “twitchy” by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg.

The Prime Minister’s fragile authority suffered another blow last night when three more ministers resigned to back a Commons amendment enabling MPs to take control of Commons business to stage a series of “indicative votes” on alternatives to her deal.

They were among 30 Conservative MPs to defy the whips and support the cross-party amendment which was passed by 329 to 302 – a majority of 27 – in another humiliating reverse for Mrs May.

The defeat heaps further pressure on her position and could increase the chances of an early general election if MPs back plans for a softer Brexit which would be unacceptable to the Prime Minister or Tory Eurosceptics.

 

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