The Labour Party will call a no confidence vote in the government when it believes members of the ruling Conservatives will support it, the party’s trade spokesman Barry Gardiner said this morning.

It comes as the decision on which of the two Conservative leadership candidates, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, draws nearer. Both have declared a willingness to pursue a no-deal Brexit outcome if necessary if they were to become prime minister.

Caroly Fairbairm, director-general of the  CBI, wrote in the Financial Times this weekend:
“The Tory leadership candidates must put as much effort into agreeing a deal as preparing for a no-deal exit. This should be their top priority. Otherwise, we will all discover too late that no deal does not free the UK from gridlock, but instead prolongs it for years to come.”