Theresa May held an eight-hour marathon meeting of her Brexit "war cabinet" at Chequers yesterday to plot a way forward after Tory tensions went public.

The Prime Minister ordered high-profile members of her Government team to the Buckinghamshire estate in a bid to find a united front on EU withdrawal, according to reports.

The Chequers "away day" saw the inner Cabinet committee discuss the impact of Brexit on the automotive sector, agri-foods, digital trade, as well as the overall future economic partnership the UK is seeking to reach with the EU.

Mrs May will set out the Brexit agenda in a major speech next week following a meeting of the full Cabinet.

The lengthy Chequers meeting included dinner which consisted of a starter of cream of sweetcorn soup, ham hock croquette and cured duck and egg yolk, followed by a main course of slow braised Guinness short rib of Dexter beef with onions, parsnip mash and root vegetables, with a dessert of lemon tart with raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries.