NICOLA Sturgeon is set to tell Theresa May to stop the clock on Brexit and change her position when the two meet today.

The Scottish First Minister will also use the summit in No 10 to restate her support for a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

May announced the meeting with the First Minister on Monday when she came to to the Commons to set out her next steps on Brexit.

She promised to give “the devolved administrations an enhanced role in the next phase, respecting their competence and vital interests in these negotiations.” Sturgeon, however, was sceptical.

Speaking ahead of today’s meeting, she said: “The UK is in the midst of the most serious political crisis in many decades – and it is entirely a mess of the Prime Minister’s own making. With time running out, Theresa May needs to stop blaming everybody else and start listening.

She added: “Theresa May’s current strategy is to rule out the possible – extending the Article 50 period – while pursuing the impossible – changes to the backstop. At today’s meeting I will be making clear to the Prime Minister that it is she who needs to change her position – not everybody else.”

Meanwhile, May has told her cabinet there will be no free votes on her Brexit deal when it comes back to the Commons next week.

Unlike previous votes, MPs are able to suggest amendments to the Prime Minister’s plan.

The amendment from Labour’s frontbench will ensure Parliament has a vote on the party’s plan for a customs union with the EU and, also, on whether to legislate for a public vote.

One, tabled by Tory MP Dame Caroline Spelman and Labour’s Jack Dromey, would effectively rule out a no-deal Brexit.

Another, from former attorney general Dominic Grieve, would, if passed, allow MPs to take control of the parliamentary agenda away from the government in the run-up to the Brexit day on March 29. Labour’s Hilary Benn is hoping to secure a range of indicative votes on various Brexit options.

The only amendment tabled so far which is thought to have a chance of getting through is one in the name of Labour MP Yvette Cooper, which also aims to effectively stop a no-deal Brexit from taking place.

It has been backed by MPs from the Tories, Labour, the LibDems and the SNP. According to reports, Works and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd warned May that up to 40 ministers could resign unless they are allowed to back the Cooper amendment.

Rudd reportedly told May that backing the motion could strengthen the Government’s hand in talks with the EU.

The Prime Minister has has repeatedly ruled out removing no-deal as an option, saying it is impossible to do so, unless Brexit is delayed or prevented.

Meanwhile, the Brexit-backing vacuum cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson is to move his firms’ HQ from Wiltshire to Singapore.

The company said it was about future-proofing the business and had nothing to do with Brexit.

Dyson previously said Britain would “create more wealth and more jobs by being outside the EU”.

“We will be in control of our destiny,” he added.