“This is a critical time for our country. It should not be about the Conservative Party, but about our national interest, implementing the decision taken on June 23rd and taking our country forward.
“MPs voting tonight must think carefully before casting their ballot. Our party is, and must be, about more than Brexit – our country will not forgive us if we forget that. With the very real prospect of a hard left Corbyn government, now is the time for unity.
“We urge our parliamentary colleagues to support the Prime Minister.”