A Cabinet minister told The Sun: 'Theresa is still being told she can win this by the people around her in No10. They are going to bring her down'
With just 12 days to go until the crucial “meaningful vote”, Cabinet ministers are considering urging her to abandon it.
One has even said there is “zero chance” the deal will get through. But No 10 has warned that the PM will not ditch the deal — and will keep pushing it through Parliament until it passes.
One Cabinet minister branded No10’s refusal to change course in the face of overwhelming odds as “extraordinary”, adding: “There is zero chance the deal will pass now”.
And a former minister – who is remaining loyal to Mrs May - has calculated that the Government will lose by a devastating 200 votes.
The senior Tory warned of “a bandwagon effect” that is pushing an ever larger coalition of Brexiteer and Remainer MPs to side against Mrs May for a myriad different reasons, dubbing it “madness”.
Another Cabinet minister told The Sun: “Theresa is still being told she can win this by the people around her in No10.
“It’s terrible advice and she deserves better, because they are going to bring her down.”
By Tuesday night, a total of 98 Tory MPs had publicly declared their opposition to the deal - struck in Brussels on Sunday after 20 months of torturous negotiation - with more known to also oppose it.
Mrs May was dealt a fresh hammer blow when loyal former Cabinet minister Sir Michael Fallon branded it “doomed”.
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