Federal Chancellor Philip Hammond has mocked prominent Tory Brexiteers for having "suicidal pacts" during failed bids to beat Theresa May to the Tory leadership.
Mr Hammond made a speech in the US on Friday to say that Environment Minister Michael Gove and former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had closed an "unintentional suicide pact" in the 2016 leadership competition, the Daily Telegraph said.
The Chancellor said Commons chief Andrea Leadsom had made himself "knife" during the race to become prime minister, according to the newspaper.
Ms. May is challenged to stop and initiate a new leadership competition. Former Cabinet Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said she should resign as early as next month.
Mr. Johnson beat David Lammy after the Labor MP had defended some Tory Brexiteers against the Nazis.
Mr. Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph that Mr. Lammy's remarks were a "peculiar outburst" triggered by "Brexichosis."
The remarks came when Minister David Lidington, Cabinet Secretary David Lidington, Defacto's deputy, said the talks with Labor over the attempt to end the Brexit deadlock would continue during Parliament's Easter break.
However, according to the Labor sources, discussions are not expected to resume on Monday.
The Daily Telegraph reported that Mr. Hammond said in a speech at the British Embassy in Washington DC that the Tories had "the joy of a leadership competition".
Mr. Gove and Mr. Johnson became rivals during the 2016 Leadership Contest, with the field limited to Ms. May and Ms. Leadsom.
Ms Leadsom discontinued the contest after the controversy sparked off remarks that gave the impression that she was a mother and held her in a better position than a manager.
Regarding the lead fight, the newspaper reported to Mr. Hammond, "If you remember that this happened the last time in 2016, Gove and Johnson met in an unintentional suicide pact.
"What Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May left.
"And then Andrea Leadsom got stuck in a private suicide pact and Theresa May inherited the Prime Ministry without anyone giving a vote."
Digital Minister Margot James said she would not serve under Mr. Johnson if he became Tory's leader.
Asked if she would stay in the party if someone who supports a tough Brexit takes the lead, Ms. James said to BBC Radio 4's The Westminster Hour, "Well, I think it would easily depend on who it was."
Ms James added, "I already said that I would not serve under Boris Johnson.
"Not only because of his Brexit, but also because of his work as Secretary of State, which has really left the country in the lurch."