Skip to comments.15 MPs agree to sign no-confidence motion against British PM Theresa May
Posted on 07/23/2017 5:31:59 PM PDT by Jyotishi
"No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or (Opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn - and no one wants him," Conservative MPs who were present reported May saying.
LONDON: Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a media report.
Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, the UK Parliament's summer break could prove critical for May's future as British prime minister, 'The Sunday Times' reported.
"The numbers change from day to day depending on what's happened but there are about 15 who are fairly consistent in their desire for change. If she has a quiet summer and there are no crises and things are not mismanaged then she might be able to cling on beyond conference, but that is still a big if," a former minister was quoted as saying.
The reports come days after a summer party in the House of Commons last week where May pleaded with her MPs to "go away and have a proper break and come back ready for serious business".
"No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or (Opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn - and no one wants him," Conservative MPs who were present reported her as saying.
Meanwhile, a Conservative party survey indicates that some Tory grassroots MPs want May to quit by Christmas time this year.
The survey, carried out by the Party Members' Project, comes as Parliament stands down for the summer but with bitter party infighting and behind-the-scenes plotting expected to continue over the recess.
It found 21 per cent of members backed Brexit minister David Davis, 17 per cent preferred foreign minister Boris Johnson, while the third choice was backbencher Jacob Rees- Mogg, who has something of a cult following, but was backed by just six per cent of those surveyed.
A quarter of respondents said they did not know or could not say who the next leader would be. However, most Conservatives are keen to avoid a leadership contest until the Brexit negotiations have concluded in 2019, and would prefer to let May finish the job - and carry the can - in the event of a poor deal with the European Union (EU).
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So if the Tories and Conservative don’t want May, what/who do they want?
She’s not really that Conservative, she’s sort of a faker and I suspect Brexit is all smoke and mirrors for her.
I’m sure that the Pro-Life folks who realize that both Mrs. May and her Foreign Minister Boris Johnson have been less than enthusiastic regarding the life of Charlie Gard, would be perfectly content to see her “pay the price” for being part of the child’s killing if it goes through in the days ahead.