Ministers deny plotting to oust May as Brexit rebels head for Chequers




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Michael Gove and David Lidington deny claims of coup as PM meets with Johnson and Rees-Mogg

Philip Hammond has admitted Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be able to get through the Commons, as senior ministers moved to quell speculation the prime minister could be forced out within days in a cabinet revolt.

With the prime minister preparing to meet a group of senior Tory rebels at her Chequers country retreat, the chancellor told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that Conservative colleagues were “very frustrated” and “desperate to find a way forward”.

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