Breaking: Leadsom resigns from Cabinet

Tory chaos goes up a gear with what may be first of series of resignations to pressure PM May

Andrea Leadsom has resigned from her Cabinet position as Leader of the House of Commons.

In a letter to Theresa May, Leadsom blamed failure to deliver Brexit and a breakdown in government processes for her decision and urged May to step down:

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Leadsom, who stepped aside as a leadership candidate to gift May the position of PM in 2016, has been at the heart of some of the worst breakdowns in government processes and has played a full role in the ongoing Tory chaos.

Her resignation looks like the first of a string designed to pressure May to resign, in the absence of any formal mechanism in Tory rules to remove her.

And of course, Leadsom has renewed leadership ambitions…

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3 responses to “Breaking: Leadsom resigns from Cabinet

  1. Should never be near a parliamentary seat – nevermind a cabinet seat. if even bercowcalls you ‘useless’….

    No great loss to may as loathesome wasn’t too pleasant about her in their leadership stitch-up…I mean ‘campaign’.

    With such a dearth of talent within that shower I fear none of them, and neither should anyone else.

    If it IS to be boris (My money’s on a stalking horse like that shaved monkey lookalike rory stewart or possibly tugendhat; someone with a relatively ‘clean’ slate anyway) then all’s the opposition need do is persist in bringing up his track record.

  2. So what? What’s new? What’s changed? Who cares? May’s been one of the walking dead for a long time with her only major achievement being to mask Labour’s decline in the polls as the totally predictable Brexit shambles unravels. and diverts attention from the politics of reality.

    The Tories are in plainly in the process of a row of ducks getting ducks in line for their best hope of a bit of an electoral boost.

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