Theresa May has refused to rule out asking MPs to vote again on her Brexit deal should they reject it the first time round.
Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, the prime minister would only say parliament would be in “uncharted territory” if her deal was rejected.
The Commons is due to hold the crunch vote on the exit agreement with the EU in the week beginning January 14.
But there is little sign that MPs are more likely to approve the deal now than they were in December when the vote was postponed.
Some Tory MPs were unimpressed by May’s attempt at a charm offensive after invites were sent out by Downing Street to a drinks party on Monday and Wednesday nights, inviting colleagues by name along with their “partner”.
“Number 10 could not be bothered to find out names of backbenchers’ wives and sweethearts thus demonstrating that they merely regard backbenchers as lobby fodder to support Mrs May’s dreadful deal,” one senior Tory told HuffPost UK.