Gaukward Squad Cancel On PM Boris

TBG can sensationally reveal that with whips meeting at Chequers as we write, things are already hotting up as regards the 21 rebels we exposed earlier.

David Gauke’s planned meeting with Boris Johnson is off and ring leader Philip Hammond has now cancelled a meeting also scheduled for tomorrow with the PM to try and head off the rebellion.

Sources close to the rebel group say the PM has been "discourteous!”

TBG thinks it’s getting heated.

A source close to the Prime Minister told TBG tonight “It is discourteous to decline a meeting.”

“The Prime Minister cannot help diary conflicts.”

“A simple one to one would of given Mr Hammond the opportunity to stand down his band of collaborators.”