Cabinet colleagues Andrea Leadsom and Amber Rudd have set out rival plans if Theresa May can’t get her Brexit deal through Parliament.
The two ministers stressed that their top priority was securing Parliamentary backing for the prime minister’s deal.
But Ms Rudd said a referendum was a “plausible” way forward if MPs were deadlocked.
Mrs Leadsom said a new referendum would be “unacceptable” and argued instead for a “managed no deal”.
Explaining what that meant, she told BBC Radio