Countdown to Brexit: 34 days until Britain leaves the EU

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma said the Prime Minister is correct to label the Benn Law, which commits the Government to extending Article 50 if no exit deal is agreed, the "surrender act".

He told the BBC: "If you look at the fundamentals of what that Bill does, it does surrender our ability to have effective discussions with the European Union and it does surrender our ability to be able to walk away from the table if that is what happens."