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than the gov­ern­ment. This could gain sup­port from some Con­ser­va­tive MPs in an ef­fort to ditch Mrs May and get a new leader.

The Work and Pen­sions Sec­re­tary, Am­ber Rudd, one of the most se­nior Re­main­ers in the cabi­net, was yes­ter­day push­ing a “Nor­way op­tion” of keep­ing Bri­tain tied to the sin­gle mar­ket and cus­toms union in what some see as a re­newed lead­er­ship bid. Mean­while, a se­nior Re­mainer Tory said that “the Brex­i­teers no longer mat­ter in this de­bate”. “It is all go­ing in our di­rec­tion and to­wards hav­ing the Peo­ple’s Vote [sec­ond ref­er­en­dum].”

The MP added that Tory Re­main­ers and their al­lies in Labour and the Lib Dems be­lieve Mr Cor­byn will “pivot” and sup­port a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum: “Then it will be game over.”

PRES­SURE: Theresa May and Jeremy Cor­byn’s political ca­reers will likely be de­fined by Tues­day’s Brexit Com­mons vote – as the coun­try looks on anx­iously

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