British Prime Minister Theresa May urged MPs yesterday to take a “second look” at her deal to leave the European Union, a last-ditch effort to win over a parliament that looks set to reject the agreement.

The deal appears to be on course for a crushing defeat in the House of Commons today as Britain’s bitterly divided MPs prepare to give their verdict on her Brexit deal in the “meaningful vote”. Reports have suggested a majority of more than 200 MPs will vote against the Prime Minister.

Labour sources said that unless the Prime Minister made major unexpected concessions, any substantial margin against her would lead Jeremy Corbyn to call for a vote of no confidence in the government – perhaps as early as tonight