‘Derogatory and degrading’ May slaps down comments made in bid to oust her over Brexit

Ms. May's reports must be "stabbed", she must "take her own bow" to a meeting with parliamentarians to discuss her Brexit retirement plans and that she was in the "kill zone", surprised the nation.

But Ms. May herself did not seem bewildered by the "degrading" comments, despite condemning the anonymous parliamentarians who used the language.

A spokesman for No10 said the Prime Minister refused to "dignify those specific anonymous comments with an answer."

The spokesman said: "The prime minister has always been very clear that we must set a tone in the public discourse that is neither dehumanizing nor derogatory.

"Personal vitriol has no place in our politics."

The vicious attacks marked the beginning of what is expected to be a difficult week for the Prime Minister, with some observers speculating that the number of parliamentarians asking for his dismissal may reach the figure of 48, which would provoke a vote of no confidence. .

Ms. May's rejection of the words came after Transportation Secretary Chris Grayling called for calm in the midst of the Brexit storm in the last of what Ms. May has called the last obstacle to negotiations with the EU.

He said on BBC Radio4: "This is really a moment for the calm and level bosses.

"We have to go through the last part of the negotiation, there will be a vote in Parliament next.

"The reality is that, if the agreement on offer is something that can not be approved by Parliament, we will end up in a situation without agreement, so it is in the interest of all, the European Union and us, to make sure that we agree it's something that both parties can accept. "

The violent words, which were criticized today by many in the House of Commons, followed the assertions that Ms May and EU officials held secret talks to extend the Brexit transition period to the year 2020.

But again, the suggestion was eliminated by Ms. May, who told the House that "she did not want to or expected to extend the Brexit transition period from the end of 2020".

Although he added that there may be circumstances in which a more convenient option is a brief extension of the transition period after Britain leaves the EU.

She said that this transition period should be completed before June 2022.

She said: "There are some limited circumstances in which it could be argued that an extension of the implementation period could be preferable if we were sure it was only for a short time."