Theresa May is clinging on to power despite intense pressure to resign from a string of Cabinet ministers.

Following the backlash to her "New Deal" on Brexit and as the Tories face a disastrous result in this week's European elections, there was speculation the Prime Minister could resign as soon as this evening.

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Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, the Defence Secretary, and David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, are all said to have demanded a meeting in Downing St intent on telling Mrs May they cannot support her "new" Brexit deal.

However, Mrs May is refusing to meet ministers and Julian Smith, the chief whip, told the executive of the powerful 1922 Committee that she would not be announcing her resignation tonight.

Earlier, Mr Mundell asked for a No 10 meeting to express grave concerns that by agreeing to facilitate a second vote on an EU referendum, this completely undermined the Scottish Tories' argument against facilitating a second vote on Scottish independence.

The Scottish Secretary's request followed angry exchanges with Scottish Tory MPs yesterday over the PM's pledge to give a vote to hold a second EU referendum.

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The Chief Political Correspondent for Sky News also stated in unconfirmed reports that the Prime Minister is poised to resign with David Lidington set to take over as acting Prime Minister.