02.04.2019 - 13:58 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

May slaps down Hammond’s call for referendum amid Cabinet showdown: Ministers hunker down in No 10 with 15 of them still demanding No Deal despite doomsday warning, the rest backing a soft exit – and Tories warning they ‚can’t afford to fight an election‘

– Theresa May’s spokesman says PM is absolutely opposed to second referendum, pleasing Brexiteer ministers
– The Cabinet holds a five-hour meeting today to discuss the results and decide how to end Brexit stalemate
– Remainer Philip Hammond urges ministers to agree to a second referendum rather than plump for election
– ERG’s Mark Francois claims Chancellor is trying ‚to stop us leaving the EU‘ and says: ‚Mr Hammond: ‚Up yours!‘
– MPs voted against a customs union, Norway-style soft Brexit, a referendum and also cancelling Brexit