Move ‘likely’, according to Cabinet sources
A move against Theresa May by members of her Cabinet is expected this afternoon, as senior Tories’ frustration over her persistent failure to find a route out of the EU boils over.
However, the Tories are hampered by the fact that the party’s rules contain no direct mechanism to topple her until December, when twelve months will have expired since the last no-confidence attempt by Conservative MPs. Tory plotters may be pinning their hopes on a rule change when the ‘1922 Committee’ of senior Tory back-benchers meets this afternoon.
May’s failure to make meaningful compromises to find a Brexit deal with Labour is forcing continued absence of government on the UK and making the country an international laughing stock. Her replacement is likely to be a hard-Brexiter whose aim will be to waste time until the UK defaults to a no-deal exit at the end of October.
Never has Parliament owed the UK’s people a greater obligation to call a general election and give us all the chance to change the Westminster equation.
That the Tories and those propping them up are withholding that opportunity for their own narrow aims is unforgivable.
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