Theresa May accuses Tony Blair of 'undermining' Brexit negotiations

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However, just this morning, cabinet divisions became apparent again as ex-cabinet minister Jo Johnson, who backs a second referendum, claimed senior Tories were discussing another vote.

"Number 10 could try to leave that vote until the very last minute, effectively, giving the country, giving Parliament no choice at all, except between her deal.and no deal at all", he told the BBC.

The suggestion was said to have split the Cabinet, with pro-Brexit MPs like International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom saying that it would be a betrayal of the people who voted in the majority to leave the European Union in June 2016.

With little immediate sign of how Mrs May can secure the required concessions from Brussels to win parliamentary support for her deal, two of the prime minister's senior allies were yesterday forced to deny they were planning for a second vote.

The Brexit debate needs a change of tone, the Church of England's bishops said Saturday, calling for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain's efforts to leave the European Union.

"But we shouldn't pretend that there wouldn't be disruption, there wouldn't be risk, and there wouldn't be impact and that's why as a responsible government we have to make all the preparations necessary".

The Labour Party said it will press for May's deal to face a vote in Parliament before Christmas, and is still considering the best time to submit a no-confidence motion against the government to enhance its chances of winning and taking a step toward forcing a general election. "Something that people do in the real world all the time, but which seems so alien in our political culture - to engage with others", she said.

May herself has acknowledged that Britain's parliament appears deadlocked with no clear support for any option, with the small Northern Irish party that props up her government leading the criticism of her deal.

"But I think the first thing is to get us through this challenging next few months and I passionately believe Theresa May is the right person to do that".

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"We should have prepared the United Kingdom for no deal".

But more than 90 percent of those surveyed said they valued a good relationship with Britain, with a strong majority supportive of a trade agreement.

He said: "Brexit is stuck in a logjam".

"I am fighting for a good deal for Britain".

Mrs May will say: "Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum".

The BBC quotes Ms May as saying: "For Tony Blair to go to Brussels and seek to undermine our negotiations by advocating for a second referendum is an insult to the office he once held and the people he once served".

Even Nigel Farage, former leader of the UKIP party that pushed the 2016 vote, on Friday urged supporters to be ready for another referendum.

Sources told the Daily Mail that Barwell, above left, has told a pro-Remain "gang of five" Cabinet ministers that a second referendum "the only way out of this".

It is certainly a sign of how the so-called "People's Vote" has gained currency in the past couple of weeks, that arguing against it as a way to break the deadlock is the prime minister's main message coming out of the failed summit.

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