Sunday Times editor has reported that the Cabinet is moving in an attempt to remove Theresa May
The Sunday Times’ Tim Shipman has reported in the last few minutes that Theresa May’s Cabinet has joined together in a ‘full-blown coup’ to remove her as Prime Minister.
However, Shipman went on to dilute the claim slightly, stating that May might still fight on and that her husband is encouraging her to do so. The Tories have no mechanism for forcibly removing her before late this year, after she survived the attempted 2018 no-confidence vote by Tory MPs.
In a telling sign of the state of the Tory party, non-entity David Lidington is said to be a leading contender to replace her, at least as an interim leader. Predictably, Michael Gove is expected to throw his hat into the ring in spite of his earlier disastrous plan to take the leadership.
However, Shipman’s claim that May’s brand was ruined last week shows a detachment from the reality of May’s disastrous performance on Brexit and everything else, which has made her a lame duck for coming up to two years now, since she threw away her Commons majority by catastrophically failing to realise the country’s view of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Shipman claims that Cabinet Ministers say May will be ‘gone in 10 days’. That remains to be seen, but whatever the outcome it’s yet another sign of just how chaotic and utterly defunct the Tories and their cardboard government have become.
We’ll see. Whether May or another empty suit sits in the hot seat, the Tories will remain a disaster – but the mere attempt by flip-flopping Conservatives exposes their weakness and lack of ideas.
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