Senior Tories last night told Theresa May to open talks with Labour as her only hope of rescuing a Brexit deal after the EU’s outright refusal to renegotiate left her strategy in
tatters. A badly bruised prime minister was urged to stop trying to “go it alone” and accept her proposed agreement was dead. Former education secretary Nicky Morgan told The Independent that “cross-party support and proper discussions” were now essential, while Nick Boles,
another former minister, said Ms May “must open cross-party discussions”. EU leaders in Brussels yesterday dealt a devastating blow by scrapping written commitments that had been designed to help the prime minister pass her beleaguered Brexit deal through parliament.