Theresa May has summoned a meeting this afternoon with Conservative MEPs to Downing Street amid speculation an imminent delay to Brexit is set to be announced.
Number 10 has said the meeting is normal but MEPs believe she is plotting to extend Article 50.
It would mean British European politicians would have to stand in May’s European elections.
However earlier this morning a government spokesperson said the Prime Minister had “ruled out” extending Article 50 after Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was quoted as saying it is “more likely” that Brexit won’t happen if Parliament votes down the deal next week.
Europe's MEPs are due to debate the result of the meaningful vote on Wednesday morning from 7.30 am UK time.
However it is not yet clear if the Prime Minister wants the meaningful vote, which she appears doomed to lose, to go ahead or if she plans to delay Article 50 before Tuesday's Brexit deal judgement.
Buzzfeed's political editor broke the news that MEPs are being recalled immediately from Brussels to meet the Prime Minister.