May says no alternative to Brexit plan as opponents do the numbers

Here come the hardline Brexiteers ready to topple May

If May loses the vote on her deal by a large margin, as it now seems feasible that she will, then it will be much harder to persuade MPs who rejected it the first time, to risk the wrath of their supporters by going into the voting lobbies to support her deal a second time.

"A change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier and it isn't going to change the parliamentary arithmetic", she told Sky News in an interview.

Jacob Rees-Mogg outside Parliament explaining his decision to send a letter of no confidence to the Conservative backbench 1922 committee. "Actually these negotiations have been tough right from the start, but they were always going to get even more hard right toward the end when we are coming to that conclusion", she said.

This weekend is a crucial one for Theresa May as she bids to sell her draft Brexit deal to her fellow Conservative Party members and the public.

Mr McFadden also insisted changing Prime Minister will not solve the "fundamental" problems with her Brexit deal.

Britain's Conservatives have been divided for decades over Britain's membership in the European Union, and the draft withdrawal agreement has infuriated the most strongly pro-Brexit members, who want the country to make a clean break with the bloc.

When asked how the calls for her removal had affected her, Mrs May replied: "It doesn't distract me". Theresa May's "deal"' is in two parts - a withdrawal agreement that includes half-baked proposals for a backstop, and a political declaration that is incredibly vague and opens the gate to a hard Tory Brexit.

Despite growing dissent towards Mrs May, Mr Raab renewed his support for the Prime Minister and urged colleagues threat of a leadership challenge are "a total distraction". May may also face a challenge to her leadership in a no-confidence vote being prepared by hardline Brexiteers in her own party.

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Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood, a Government loyalist and MP for Bournemouth East, said: "I fully recognise the call for a people's vote in relation to honouring the will of the people, which may well be different now than it was in 2016".

Other voices are, like the short-lived former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, claiming the game is being fixed, even if he says he won't vote against May.

"These next seven days are going to be critical, they are about the future of this country", Prime Minister Theresa May told Sky News on Sunday.

A United Kingdom minister who was involved in negotiations with the Gibraltar Government to ensure continued post-Brexit access to the United Kingdom market for Gibraltar-based firms was last night appointed Brexit Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Councillor Jan French said she believes MP Steve Barclay was "the right man for the job and will put Fenland on the map" but had reservations about whether the current Brexit deal was right for the country. Instead, Mr Barclay - who supported Leave in 2016 - will focus on the domestic legislation to prepare Britain for its scheduled departure in March. The Prime Minister has been absolutely clear on delivering Brexit as the British people voted for at the Referendum.

"As to the deal, I needed to be persuaded of two things". Johnson - who backs Britain remaining in the European Union - said he is supporting calls for a second referendum on whether the country should leave the bloc. Reiterating the main points of the draft Brexit accord, she maintained that "the course I have set is the right one for our country".

She is a longstanding ally of May's and has said she supports the proposed divorce agreement with the EU.

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