Theresa May is set to face Conservative MPs who are increasingly concerned about her Brexit plans at a potentially crucial meeting later.
The showdown at the backbench 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers in parliament comes amid speculation she could be about to face a vote of no confidence in her leadership.
At the weekend, anonymous opponents warned Sunday newspapers that the prime minister’s tenure was under threat.
Some used stark language – with one saying she was in a “killing zone” and another saying she should “bring her own noose” to the meeting.
Ahead of committee convening, a senior Tory source said: “She is going and taking the opportunity to talk to colleagues.” Read more