David Mundell was one of four cabinet ministers who abstained on the UK Government’s motion to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

The Scottish Secretary is believed to have disobeyed the Government and not voted in the Commons, along with Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark.

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Bim Afolami, Robert Buckland, Alistair Burt, Tobias Ellwood, Stephen Hammond, Margot James and Claire Perry all went against the government.

Despite the revolt, it is thought the Cabinet ministers are hoping to retain their positions.

Commenting on Mundell abstaining on the vote to take no deal off the table, shadow Scottish Secretary, Lesley Laird said: “This is an absolute abdication of duty.

“Last night David Mundell proclaimed that he would vote to take no deal off of the table but he appears to have caved under pressure.

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“No deal is an economic and social calamity for our country. If he is not sacked, he should resign for the simple reason that his party thought it was a good idea to inflict that on the Scottish people.”

Meanwhile a Department for Work and Pensions source said that Sarah Newton has resigned as a minister at the DWP over the Brexit vote. She is believed to have voted against the Government.

MPs have voted to reject a no-deal Brexit in any circumstance after rejecting a no-deal Brexit at any time and under any circumstances by 321 votes to 278