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