Brexit: 'Dozen' Tories could back no confidence vote, says Ellwood
"A dozen or so" Conservative MPs could support a vote of no confidence to stop a no-deal Brexit, defence minister Tobias Ellwood has told the BBC.
He told Panorama that many backbenchers and ministers would rebel if the UK faced leaving the EU on the 31 October deadline without a legal agreement.
Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed Theresa May as Tory leader, says the UK must leave by that date, come what may.
If the government lost a confidence vote, it could trigger an election.
A vote of no confidence lets MPs decide whether they want a government to continue.