Conservatives must 'hold nerve' despite Brexit jitters, says Raab

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‘Now is time to play for the team,’ minister says as speculation about PM’s leadership continues

A party at war: could Brexit split spell end of the Tories?

Dominic Raab has conceded that Conservative backbenchers have become jittery about the status of the Brexit negotiations but insisted “now is the time to play for the team” as speculation about Theresa May’s leadership continues.

The Brexit secretary said the Tories needed to hold their nerve after weekend reports that hostile backbench MPs would try to force a leadership challenge. Forty-eight MPs are needed to force a vote of confidence in the prime minister.

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