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Sir Keir Starmer has said it is “inevitable” Labour will table a motion of no confidence in the government if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is voted down in the Commons.

Appearing on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge, the shadow Brexit secretary said: “It looks like a considerable number of Tory MPs will vote against it – if she loses that vote, legislation has already passed saying she must come back to the House to make a statement.

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“It seems to me if the prime minister has a lost a vote of that significance then there has to be a motion of confidence in the government. I think it’s inevitable we will seek to move that, obviously it depends on what actually happens in nine days.”

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