19 October 2018

40 Tory MPs say ready to oust Theresa May

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Nearly 40 Conservative MPs have agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May. reports citing The Sunday Times.

A vote of no confidence means that May could be forced from office and replaced by another Conservative.

There is a need for eight more MPs to trigger a party leadership contest. That is not unlikely as the number of parliament members, who want to oust May, has increased in recent weeks.

One minister told the paper, "It's a horrible thing to say... but we are getting closer and closer to the point whereby we need some time in opposition to regroup."

Divided over how to pull Britain out of the European Union and hit by several sex scandals involving ministers, May's government has been getting weaker in asserting control over the country’s chaotic political situation

On Friday, EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier handed Britain a two-week ultimatum to make concessions on a divorce agreement if it wants to unlock the next phase of talks in December.

Frenchman Barnier said it was "vital" for Britain to increase its offer on its exit bill -- a figure senior EU officials put at up to 60 billion euros -- to open up talks on a future trade deal.

Tory Brexiteers, however, warned May over the ultimatum, advising the premier against giving in to the EU demands.

One Conservative former cabinet minister called the demands “unacceptable,” while another prominent backbencher said any more concessions would be a “sign of weakness.”

May has also come under criticism after two lawmakers from the Labour Party and two from the Conservative Party were accused of harassing and propositioning young women inappropriately.

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has also resigned from his position after accepting his misconduct toward a female journalist in the past.

2017.11.12 / 17:59
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