Surprising no one, Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 committee, has confirmed this morning that Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence in her leadership, surprising no one. Tory MPs will meet this evening at 5pm and a vote will be taken as soon as it ends.
May was described as projecting defiance in a short speech outside Number 10 this morning – but instead merely displayed a staggering detachment from reality, not only personally but on behalf of her party:
Theresa May is expected to fight off the no-confidence bid, securing her as Tory leader for at least twelve months under the party’s rules.
But whoever is their leader, the Tories are a disaster for this country – and their continuation in government will be literally deadly to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people.
Ironically, given the other factors at play and the knife-edge balance in Parliament amid the Tories’ chaos, those who need and want change for the better in this country under a Labour government should be crossing their fingers that she is still in place tomorrow.
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