BREAKING: Theresa May expected to make major Downing Street speech following marathon 8-hour Cabinet meeting

Stay in touch!

Sign up to be updated with Evolve's latest stories, and for opportunities to get involved.

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to make another major statement inside Downing Street following a marathon 8-hour meeting of her Cabinet this afternoon, it has emerged.

During today’s Cabinet meeting, numerous options to break the Brexit deadlock are rumoured to have been discussed – including calling a General Election and holding a second referendum.

Following the end of the meeting, numerous journalists were briefed that Theresa May is currently drafting a major statement – set to be delivered inside Downing Street later this evening.

So far, just one Minister – the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt – has emerged from the Downing Street Cabinet meeting, with some describing her as appearing “miserable” and “dejected”.

Mordaunt is an ardent supporter of a hard Brexit, and some have suggested that her dejected appearance and the absence of any Ministerial car to accompany her departure could indicate a resignation – however, these rumours are, as yet, far from confirmed:

Steven Swinford from The Telegraph has been briefed that Theresa May is currently drafting her statement with input from the remaning Cabinet Ministers.

It is understood that numerous options were discussed during the Cabinet meeting, and it is as yet extremely unclear as to what Theresa May might be about to announce.

Cabinet Ministers within Downing Street have reportedly had their phones removed from them, in a currently successful attempt to avoid any leaks.

However, rumours are also emerging that Theresa May could be about to soften her Brexit red lines:

More to follow…

Evolve needs your help more than ever.

We rely on the generosity of our readers to help fund the majority of our work - but we need a little more to make ends meet and enable us to grow.

If we can reach 1,000 regular subscribers, we will become entirely financially sustainable - and we'll also have a little extra so we can build upwards and outwards to make our work have an even bigger impact.

In the last month alone, our work on the Environment Bill has helped force a change in the law for the better. And, since Evolve was founded, our uniquely viral style of journalism has repeatedly put the establishment on the back foot and helped force genuinely positive progression.

But we want to do far more - and we need your help to do it.

The best way you can help us is by becoming a Monthly or Annual subscriber. This kind of regular income allows us to better plan for the future - firstly so we can pay the bills, and then so we can set aside funds and time to work on extra projects.

However, if you can't commit to a regular payment, one-off donations - no matter how small - also make a big difference to us, and we genuinely make the most of every single penny.

So, if you appreciate the work that Evolve does and you want to see us make an even bigger impact on the world, please think about contributing to our work in whatever way you possibly can.

Subscriber-Only Comments