Theresa May is in the hot seat. Last month, more than 50 Eurosceptic Tory MPs gathered to discuss methods of ousting Britain’s prime minister. Although Michael Gove, the environment secretary, dismissed the meeting as “loose talk,” the MPs discussed the timing of a possible vote of no confidence in the prime minister if she didn’t abandon her Chequers plan. However, Theresa May would only need a simple majority among all 315 Conservative MPs to defeat a no-confidence vote. to be in the hot seat to be in an uncomfortable position and under scrutiny / Tory Conservative (Party) / MP = Member of Parliament / to gather to get together, meet / to oust to push out, force out / secretary here, minister / to dismiss sth as to deny and treat as / loose talk gossip, conjecture, lie / timing choosing a time for sth / vote of no confidence vote of defiance, opposition, to remove a person in power / Chequers plan plan proposed by Theresa May of leaving the EU and Britain’s future relationship with Europe ( Chequers country residence of the prime minister) / to defeat to reject.