40 Tory MPs say ‘no con­fi­dence’ in May

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - WORLDWIDE -

Forty Bri­tish Tory MPs have agreed to sign a let­ter of no-con­fi­dence in UK prime min­is­ter Theresa May.

That is eight short of the num­ber needed to trig­ger a party lead­er­ship con­test.

May has been strug­gling to main­tain au­thor­ity since a snap elec­tion on June 8 which re­sulted in her los­ing her par­lia­men­tary ma­jor­ity.

Di­vided over how to ex­tri­cate Bri­tain from the EU and hit by min­is­te­rial scan­dals, May’s gov­ern­ment has failed to as­sert con­trol over a chaotic po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion that is weak­en­ing Lon­don’s hand in Brexit talks.

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