Advisers to British PM Theresa May divided over snap election: Mail on Sunday

Pro-Brexit supporters holding Union flags attend a rally in London on March 29, 2019.
Pro-Brexit supporters holding Union flags attend a rally in London on March 29, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Advisers to British Prime Minister Theresa May are divided over whether she should call a national election if she fails to win support for her Brexit deal from Parliament in the coming week, the Mail on Sunday newspaper said.

"Some No. 10 advisers are pushing for the run-off (between Mrs May's Brexit deal and alternatives) to come as early as Tuesday (April 2), meaning an election could conceivably be called as early as Wednesday," the newspaper said, without citing sources.

Separately, the Sunday Telegraph said senior members of the Conservative Party did not want Mrs May to lead them into a snap election, fearing the party would be "annihilated" at the polls if she faced down Parliament over Brexit in the coming months.