Theresa May has just 48 hours to persuade Remainer cabinet ministers against backing plans for parliament to seize control of Brexit and delay Britain’s departure from the
EU. The prime minister will make a statement urging members of her front bench not to support the proposal on Wednesday, despite also revealing that the historic vote on her new Brexit deal is now likely to take place just 17 days before the UK is set to
depart. Pro-EU cabinet ministers who previously threatened to back delaying Brexit have indicated that they will “listen carefully” to Ms May, but the chances of the prime minister suffering a damaging defeat over it during this week look to be high.