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:
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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