Brexit plans face a tense showdown today as Theresa May convenes an emergency cabinet meeting in a bid to get the government's top ministers to agree a Brexit deal.
It comes after a tough night for the PM; key government figures were briefed individually on a draft divorce deal, reached by officials from the UK and EU, following months of lengthy talks.
A significant cause for the delay between the EU and UK drawing up a draft Brexit deal has been caused by the issue of the Northern Ireland backstop. However, an agreement has eventually been reached, resulting in the deal that is being discussed today.
The Former Brexit Secretary David Davis insists that the UK has reached “a fork in the road,” and believes ministers should reject the proposals. “Cabinet and all Conservative MPs should stand up, be counted and say no to this capitulation,” he concluded via a tweet.