'Theresa May is preparing to to abandon her plan to ask the EU for a nine-month Brexit delay after furious cabinet ministers told her the Tory party would only accept a three-month wait.
The Prime Minister is now thought to be considering writing to the EU asking for a shorter extension, as Downing street admitted last night that Britain's departure from the European Union is at a crisis point.
Mrs May was forced into a humiliating retreat after being put under severe pressure by senior ministers at a cabinet meeting last night and is now expected to write to Donald Tusk for a three month extension, rather than ask for a lengthier departure date.
The sudden change of direction left some ministers reeling, one told The Sun: 'Nobody knows what the f*** is going on, or even who in No10 is actually gripping it. Maybe nobody is.
'The whole thing is a national humiliation on a scale we have not seen in many, many decades - if ever before.'
At the 90-minute cabinet meeting ministers were at loggerheads on just how long a potential extension would be.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and International Trade chief Liam Fox were thought to be against a lengthy delay, as was Commons leader Andrea Leadsom.
She said: 'This used to be the cabinet that would deliver Brexit and now from what I'm hearing it's not.'
It comes a thousand days on from the 2016 referendum – and just ten days before the UK is due to leave the Brussels club.'
Read more: May prepares to abandon plan to ask EU for nine-month Brexit delay after fuming cabinet ministers told her the Tories would only accept a three-month wait - as chaos STILL reigns 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave
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