Senior British ministers will be asked to hand in their phones on arrival at the PM's residence at Chequers on Friday.
Government officials are gathering in Buckinghamshire to work out a Brexit strategy to lead the country out of the European Union with a clear plan on the economic relationship with the bloc.
Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington said in an interview on Friday that by the end of the day, the minsters will end up with "a concrete position which everybody is able to sign up."
Commentators online reacted to the no-phone rule at the ministers' meeting.
What are the odds someone will smuggle a smartphone or smart watch up their bottoms?— Truculent Sheep (@TruculentSheep) July 6, 2018
I think we all know the answer pic.twitter.com/bJUIvChUaN— Malcolm Tucker (@Tucker5law) July 6, 2018
What about car keys? I didn’t think Theresa was that kind of a girl?! 😳 pic.twitter.com/ESWPHDDeE0— Jo Richards 🇬🇧🇪🇺#FBPE #WATON (@JoRichardsKent) July 5, 2018
How embarrassing is it that MP's are told to leave their mobile phones outside at the chequers meeting because they cant be trusted not to leak info.— Paul Kelly. (@PaulK1966) July 6, 2018
Actually, would you trust these two turds? No, me neither.#NeverTrustATory#BrexitShambles#chequers pic.twitter.com/tLBS3Uv55m
Like being back in 6th form at Eton. Sure they love it— Vambo Marble Eye🏴 (@UnitedArabist) July 6, 2018
Some tweets referred to the time when the UK Defense Minister Gavin Williamson was interrupted by his smartphone's Siri feature during a parliamentary speech.
Could it be more worse with siri alone?— SeanWhite (@seanwhiter) July 5, 2018
Siri and Alexa, that’s how they’ll sort Brexit. Two minds are better than one.— Patricia #NHSLove (@loveisbrilliant) July 5, 2018
Theresa May has revealed a new plan for Britain's future customs ties called a "facilitated customs arrangement" on July 5. The fundamental question for the Conservative party is whether they will sign up for the deal offered by the Prime Minister.