Theresa May is apparently on the brink of a leadership challenge after Owen Paterson added his name to a growing list of Tories calling for the Prime Minister to be replaced. The former Northern Ireland and Environment Secretary, who backed leave in the referendum, wrote to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of Conservative MPs, formally stating he had lost confidence in the Prime Minister. There was growing speculation that Sir Graham had now received the 48 letters required to trigger a vote, which is expected to lead to a full-scale leadership contest in the coming weeks. Here is what happens next if a vote is held. If May wins no-confidence vote She is immune from another... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about What happens next if Tories trigger no-confidence vote in Theresa May?
Theresa May reportedly facing vote of no confidence Rumours swirl 48 letters have been submitted to Sir Graham Brady Owen Paterson joins rebels - read his letter in full Sign up: new-look Brexit Bulletin | WhatsApp group Theresa May could be facing a leadership challenge amid growing speculation that Tory MPs are on the brink of forcing a vote of no confidence. Owen Paterson, a former Northern Ireland and Environment Secretary, was the latest rebel to submit a letter to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee of Conservative MPs, formally stating he had lost confidence in the Prime Minister. His intervention came as rumours swirled that Sir Graham had now received the 48 letters... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about Brexit deal latest news: Theresa May on the brink as vote of no-confidence looms
Robin Harris Follow 12 December 2018 • 6:00am Anyone passing close to the Royal Chelsea Hospital cemetery, and who hears a mighty rumbling, need not fear an earth tremor – because that sound will surely be Margaret Thatcher turning in her grave. Mrs Thatcher, by the end of her career, wanted to get Britain out of the European Union. But she would never have thought it would be easy. The real difficulties involved in Brexit, she would have fully understood – having long experience of both – would come from the dangerous interaction of, on the one hand, ingrained European spite and, on the other, ingrained Conservative Party cowardice. Perhaps Theresa May has hidden qualities of which the world knows nothing. Perhaps she is kind to cats, or... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per … [Read more...] about Each day Theresa May stays in office heaps humiliation on Britain
0 Have your say AN embattled and exhausted prime minister leading a minority government into a winter of discontent. Sound familiar? Forty years ago, James Callaghan faced a similar predicament to Theresa May after the Lib-Lab pact dissolved. Then, industrial strife was the defining issue. Today, it is Brexit after Northern Ireland’s DUP effectively went on strike.And another fundamental difference between past and present politics is deeply ominous.Andrew Vine: Deal or no deal, Brexit leaves us with a bitter legacy of division Mr Callaghan clung on for so long because Parliament was always due to be dissolved in 1979 at the latest. It was a question of when, not if, and he was brought down when Margaret Thatcher won – just – the first vote of no confidence to be passed in a government since 1924. At least there was an alternative back then. Now there is not – and 2022 is technically the date of the next general election. Yet, while … [Read more...] about Tom Richmond: Amid the Brexit chaos, there is one way for Theresa May to save the day – here’s how
0 Have your say I SPENT last week on a bricklaying course. There were half a dozen men of a certain age from South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. No one came from Zone One; there wasn’t a snowflake in sight and “privilege” was a stranger. But one political sentiment came through loud and clear: “We just want someone to get us out on this bloody mess!” They wanted a leader. Vividly, I remembered how shocked I was in 2011 during the London riots. The uproar was Theresa May’s first, serious test as Home Secretary and the Prime Minister came to the despatch box and shamefully blamed the police for letting the situation get out of control. Then Mrs May spoke: it was her chance to back her workforce, to rebuke David Cameron, to stamp her authority and show some leadership. But what did we get? Just more of the same. Then Grenfell. Anyone with the slightest inkling of leadership would have seen that a swift and incisive … [Read more...] about Patrick Mercer: A leader must lead, and Theresa May cannot