THERESA May has vowed to fight any attempts to oust her from Number 10 as Brexiteer MPs plot in the wake of her Chequers plan. Downing Street has confirmed the Prime Minister would contest a vote of no confidence after Eurosceptics warned today they will start the process to trigger a leadership contest. It comes after she lost two of her senior Cabinet ministers in David Davis and Boris Johnson, who stood down in protest at her “soft Brexit” proposal. It has prompted backbench MPs like Andrea Jenkyns to suggest now is the time to push to remove Mrs May from Downing Street in order to change the direction of our departure from the EU. She writes in the Telegraph that she is willing to write a letter to the 1922 Committee – the powerful group which can remove Tory leaders. But the Morley MP added: “I sincerely hope that this won’t be necessary, but I was elected to represent my constituents and the Prime Minister’s team needs to be aware that … [Read more...] about Theresa May vows to fight any attempts to oust her from No10 as Brexiteer MPs plot to bring her down over Chequers plan
News / UK and world by Press Association July 9, 2018, 11:22 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May raised the prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government to appeal for Tory unity on Brexit. Addressing the backbench 1922 Committee, the Prime Minister said the alternative to the party coming together could be a left wing Labour administration. Solicitor General Robert Buckland said: “She talked about Corbyn, she talked about the alternative which is delivering the country to the sort of government that I don’t think people have voted for and certainly any Conservative voter would be repelled by.” Asked if the PM lives to fight another day after the meeting, Mr Buckland said: “Oh, definitely. I think she is strengthened by all of this. “I think it helps her. What she said, I think the most striking remark was ‘to lead is to decide’.” Arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg … [Read more...] about Theresa May urges Tory backbenchers to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of power
THERESA May reshuffled her Cabinet in a bid to secure her position as Prime Minister. In the wake of two resignations from "big beasts" David Davis and Boris Johnson, Mrs May has made drastic changes to her team. Here's the lowdown... Why did Theresa May have a reshuffle? A reshuffle is an informal term for the PM switching around jobs in the Cabinet. Ministers can be moved between departments or booted to the back benches as the head of government decides on her new team. Reshuffles are common following elections, high profile resignations, deaths or retirements and also in the wake of bad press. Mrs May's Government was thrown into disarray as Mr Davis and then Mr Johnson said they could not see themselves fully supporting her soft Brexit plans. Is the new cabinet finalised? The Cabinet reshuffling has been finalised - Theresa May mostly shifted existing members to new roles in the Cabinet reshuffle. The PM was in talks with close aides in preparation to let her colleagues know … [Read more...] about Cabinet reshuffle 2018 – who is in and who’s out of Theresa May’s new cabinet?
0 Have your say WHO governs Britain – Theresa May or the Eurosceptics trying to hold the Government to ransom? This is the heart of the question after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and David Davis, his fellow Brexiteer, quit just 48 hours after a Cabinet consensus had apparently been reached on Britain’s proposed trading relationship with the European Union. Though it was Edward Heath who used this mantra when he called – and lost – the 1974 election when industrial strife was at its height, the UK’s relationship with Europe undermined the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron. Now Mrs May faces a similar fate unless the Tories, the supposed party of government, see sense.Even though many will lament the self-indulgence of Mr Johnson, who has been fortunate to keep his job this long, and Mr Davis, the now former Brexit Secretary, a confidence vote in Mrs May remains a possibility and another unwelcome … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: Theresa May on brink in Brexit mutiny. Resignations rock Government
JEREMY Hunt will replace Boris Johnson after the Foreign Secretary resigned warning Theresa May under her the Brexit "dream is dying". The former Remainer, who now supports leaving the EU, has spent the last seven years as Health Secretary. A statement from Downing Street this evening said: "The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs." The current Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock, has replaced him at the Department for Health. Downing Street say the Attorney General Jeremy Wright will take over that role, with more appointments expected to be confirmed tonight. The PM is shuffling her Cabinet as she clings to power following a host of resignation, sparked by David Davis last night. The Brexit Secretary stood down two days after the crunch Chequers summit, saying he thought the plan Theresa May had made the Cabinet sign off on was “giving too much away, too easily”, and calling … [Read more...] about Jeremy Hunt appointed Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson quits in protest at Theresa May’s ‘white flags’ Brexit