Theresa May's full statement from Downing Street

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Published on 15 Nov 2018, 17:52
Theresa May tonight insisted she WON'T quit and stuck to her Brexit plan - as her leadership hung by a thread.

The PM vowed to fight "with every fibre of my being" hours after Jacob Rees-Mogg pulled the trigger on a Brexiteer rebellion which could see a leadership challenge next week.

Boris Johnson joined an emergency meeting of mutinous MPs this afternoon where plotters were set to launch a vote of confidence in the PM after a wave of resignations over her Brexit deal.

Mr Rees-Mogg, who chairs the powerful European Research Group of pro-Brexit Tories, today called for Mrs May to resign - adding that a Brexiteer such as BoJo should replace her.

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