British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering seeking an early general election if Members of Parliament wanting to block a no-deal Brexit defeat the government this week.
Report Focus News understands “live discussions” are going on in No 10 about asking Parliament to approve a snap poll.
Political editor Brilliant Pongo said it could happen as soon as Wednesday but no final decision had been taken.
Tory ex-ministers are joining forces with Labour to stop the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without a deal.
Amid mounting speculation about an election, Mr Johnson is due to hold an unscheduled cabinet meeting at 17.00 BST and will also speak to the wider Conservative parliamentary party later.