Theresa May vows 'no second referendum under any circumstances' after top Tory Justine Greening demands another Brexit vote

Piling pressure on the beleaguered PM last night, the top pro-EU Tory labelled the Prime Minister's Brexit deal a "fudge" and said a vote was needed to break the deadlock.

Writing for The Times she said: “The only solution is to take the final Brexit decision out of the hands of deadlocked politicians, away from the backroom deals, and give it back to the people."

And she said the Prime Minister’s effort to keep Britain in parts of the single market was the “worst of both worlds” and will satisfy no one.

But today Mrs May's spokesperson said her plans were absolutely not on the cards.

They said: "The British public have voted to leave the European Union. There is not going to be a second referendum under any circumstances."

The spokesman said Mrs May was "very clear that the proposal we put forward at Chequers delivers on the will of the people in the referendum".

Yesterday the former Prime Minister Tony Blair backed a similar three-optioned plan, describing the plan as a "mush" and "the worst of both worlds".

He said: "This is where True remainers and true leavers make common cause."

Ms Greening's comments comes with Theresa May facing open rebellion from the other end of the Conservative party – as Eurosceptics threaten to bring down the PM over her 'soft' Brexit vision.

Meanwhile, Mrs May's allies have launched a frantic bid to shore up her premiership – as party chiefs rang around grassroots activists and Tory members who are livid with her plans.

Ms Greening – who quit the Cabinet in January after being moved from her Education brief – says that it will be “unacceptable” for MPs to impose a compromise on the electorate.

She said voters should be presented with three choices – the prime minister’s negotiated deal, staying in the EU or a clean break.

Ms Greening is said to have the support of other Remain-backing Tories including Amber Rudd, the former home secretary.

Today chief Remainer rebel Dominic Grieve also wrote in support of Britain changing its mind on Brexit.

Although he admits that the PM's deal is "far from ideal", in an article for the Evening Standard he wrote: "In a deeply divided country we must either work together to get the best deal we can — and this needs compromise — or accept that Brexit cannot be implemented and think again about what we are doing."

Last night at least 20 Eurosceptic Tory MPs said they were ready to flout Downing Street and back four “rebel” amendments to the Government’s Customs Bill in the Commons today.

One furious MP said: “Theresa May had the chance to be the Prime Minister who delivered Brexit. Now she’s the Prime Minister who f***** it up.”

Separately, the PM suffered her eighth resignation in nine days as Robert Courts, the successor to David Cameron in Witney, Oxon, quit as a ministerial aide in protest at her Brexit plan.

And in his most savage attack yet, hardliner Jacob Rees-Mogg branded the PM a “Remainer who has remained a Remainer”.

Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was said to be weighing up whether to pile on pressure with a dramatic resignation speech on Wednesday. Last night he called on Britain to “believe in itself after Brexit” in his first public comments since resigning.

He wrote in the Telegraph that the nation should “rediscover the spirit of dynamism” from the Victorian era.

Mr Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary a week ago along with Brexit Secretary David Davis over Theresa May’s Brexit plans.


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