Fighting growing calls for her to stand aside quickly, British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a significant blow when a Cabinet colleague resigned, saying she could no longer support the Government's latest plan for leaving the European Union.

Andrea Leadsom left her position as leader of the House of Commons at the end of a day of swirling rumours about a Cabinet coup against May. There is a ferocious backlash among Conservative MPs against her latest plan to resolve the Brexit crisis.

In her resignation letter, Leadsom said she was leaving because she no longer believed that the Government's approach