Downing Street has accused Tory Remainers of “appalling dishonesty” for attempting to use the delay they secured to Brexit to now “cancel the referendum”.

In an extraordinary attack on Conservative MPs plotting to block an Oct 31 exit, aides to the Prime Minister said voters wanted politicians to “honor their promises” to respect the 2016 poll, and accused some of Boris Johnson’s MPs of “playing student politics with Jeremy Corbyn”.

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that Stephen Barclay, the Brexit Secretary, has now signed the “commencement order” that will trigger the end of the supremacy of EU law in the UK on Hallowe’en, in a major moment on the path to the country’s exit.

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