Some of the most senior members of Theresa May’s Cabinet have held secret talks with members of the main opposition Labour Party to try to ensure a soft Brexit – according to a report in today’s edition of The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
It says the aim of the talks was to force Mrs May to make concessions on immigration, the European customs union and the single market.
A cross-party Brexit Commission was also reportedly discussed to ensure an orderly withdrawal from the European Union.
The newspaper also reports that Mrs May has been ‘aware’ of the secret talks for days but has so far done nothing to stop them.
The MPs from both parties involved in the secret talks are believed to be “remainers” – those who backed staying in the EU – who had already forged alliances when they campaigned together in the lead-up to the referendum.