Senior British ministers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet believe her Brexit plan is dead and are contemplating alternatives, including a second referendum, according to a report.
May said on Friday that she hoped to secure further assurances about her plan from European Union leaders despite an unproductive trip to Brussels. The embattled premier is expected to face opposing demands from ministers next week, The Times newspaper reported.
May’s cabinet is divided over the way the UK should approach its departure from the EU after more than 40 years of membership.
Some ministers, including Work and Pensions Minister Amber Rudd and Finance Minister Philip Hammond, are prepared to back a second referendum if all other options are exhausted, the report said. Another group, including Environment Minister Michael Gove and Interior Minister Sajid Javid, was opposed to the idea, it added.
Other ministers such as Jeremy Hunt, the foreign…