Theresa May has told Jeremy Corbyn it is “impossible” for the Government to rule out a no-deal Brexit as she reportedly faces the threat of mass resignations over the issue.
The Prime Minister has been holding cross-party talks over Brexit following her crushing defeat in the Commons, but the Labour leader has refused to meet her unless she takes the option of a no-deal Brexit off the table.
In a letter to the Labour leader, she said it was “not within the Government’s power” to guarantee no-deal, as this could be done only by securing Parliament’s approval for a withdrawal agreement or by overturning the result of the 2016 referendum, something she was not prepared to do.
Mrs May is reportedly facing mass resignations if MPs are barred from trying to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Up to 20 ministers have indicated that they are prepared to quit the Government so they can support backbench moves to stop a no-deal Brexit.