A BREXIT deal between the UK and the EU is set to be finalised today and presented to the Cabinet early next week, leaked documents appear to suggest.
A memo has shown that senior EU negotiators requested to agree terms of the deal today, before Theresa May’s Cabinet have even seen them.
The leaked document first appeared in German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.
The paperwork reads: “Deal made, nothing made public (in theory).”
A deal is expected to be revealed to the British government next week.
The news of a deal comes as pressure rises of the Prime Minister over the potential terms of the agreement, with Brexiteers fearing Mrs May will sign off on terms unacceptable to Leave voters.
Concerns have been raised Mrs May has offered Brussels concessions on important issues such as the border between the north and Republic of Ireland in order to break the deadlock in negotiations.
Speculation has spread of resignations from members of the Cabinet and wider Government, with MPs accusing the Prime Minister’s team of striking a deal behind their backs.
Andrea Leadsom, Penny Mordaunt and Esther McVey are all thought to be considering their positions.
A memo has shown that senior EU negotiators requested to agree terms of the deal today
There have also been reports Scottish Secretary David Mundell and Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson could quit because special arrangements for Northern Ireland could fuel the case for Scottish independence.
Following news of a secret deal being finalised today, former Cabinet minister Priti Patel raged: “This memo reeks of a secret, pre-cooked, backroom deal. If the details are true, it stinks and most MPs will find it totally unacceptable.”
Another senior figure said the proposed deal was “a pile of vomit”.
Last night Downing Street refused to be drawn into commenting on the situation, insisting: “Negotiations are ongoing. It is not correct to say a deal has been done.”
Anger over a potential Brexit “fudge” has led to the leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, threatening to instruct her MPs to vote against the deal when it comes to Parliament.
She has set out several red lines which she says must not be crossed in order to win her party’s support.
Following the Conservatives’ disastrous General Election result last year, Mrs May relies on the support of DUP MPs in order to pass legislation in the House of Commons.
A Tory backbench rebellion, along with the rejection of the deal by the DUP could make it impossible for the Prime Minister to get a majority of MPs to support her transition agreement.
David Davis is urging Ministers to refuse to back Mrs May’s deal
Writing in the Sunday Times former Brexit Secretary, David Davis, has called on the Cabinet to reject Mrs May’s proposed deal if it fails to honour the referendum result.
He said: “It is time for the Cabinet to exert their collective authority.
“This week the authority of our constitution is on the line.”
Additional reporting by Carly Read.