The government have sought the advice of leading theoretical physicists over concerns that Theresa May is trapped in a relative time dilation which is causing her to repeat the same actions over and over.
Senior Tories raised the alarm last night following the PM's announcement that she will be asking parliament to vote on her unchanged Brexit bill for the fourth time.
Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee, told colleagues that the only explanation for Mrs May bringing the bill back to parliament for the fourth time was that she had become stuck in some sort of a time loop.
“Look at the facts,” he said.
“She’s been repeating the same course of action since last December, over and over and over again.
“Either she is insane, or more likely stuck in some sort of space-time distortion.”
Professor Kryten of Cambridge University’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics briefed the cabinet this morning.
The professor hypothesised that the Brexit referendum had created a "white hole" that is spewing time back into the universe and causing the prime minister to experience “curious time phenomena”.
Although this theory was quickly dismissed as project fear, Kryten went on to explain that one of the effects of the Brexit white hole is that the laws of causality no longer apply.
“An action no longer leads to a consequence,” he said.
“For instance, you can compare Muslim women to post boxes with no consequence at all.
“Or you can glibly claim you didn’t promise things that the public record clearly shows that you did, with no consequence at all. Fascinating, isn’t it?”
Despite several interruptions from Chris Graying asking “so what is it?”, the professor reassured the PM the effects of the Brexit white hole were temporary and could be mitigated by calling a second referendum or revoking Article 50.
Concerns that the Labour Party could also have been affected by proximity to the Brexit white hole have been allayed.
A spokesperson for the party confirmed that Jeremy Corbyn is still firmly anchored to 1973.