‘SORT IT ...OR SOD OFF’

Queen’s blunt Brexit phone call shocks PM May

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By SI­MON DEAN si­[email protected]­daysport.co.uk

THE Queen tele­phoned Theresa May yes­ter­day and fu­ri­ously told her: “Enough is enough”!

In­sid­ers say Her Majesty is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly frus­trated at the Prime Min­is­ter’s chaotic han­dling of the Brexit cri­sis and took the un­prece­dented step of read­ing Mrs May the riot act.

A Palace source said: “Her Majesty knows more about the pol­i­tics busi­ness than any politi­cian – she’s been in this game since 1952, re­mem­ber, and Win­ston Churchill was her first PM.

“In all that time – even dur­ing Suez – she can­not re­call a gov­ern­ment that is so ut­terly di­vided and in­ept.

“Fi­nally the dam broke and the Queen called the Prime Min­is­ter.

“Con­sti­tu­tion­ally, she is per­fectly en­ti­tled to do this but this is un­prece­dented.

“The Queen – who ap­points the PM – told Theresa May to sort some­thing out or make way for some­one who can.

“The Queen would rather have Jeremy Cor­byn in Num­ber 10 than this con­tin­u­ing un­rest of Brexit. She fears that un­less the gov­ern­ment gets a grip there may be ri­ot­ing in the streets and her coun­try could fall apart.

“No monarch wants that – es­pe­cially one who has en­joyed such a long reign.”

Nar­row­ing

In other Brexit news, Health Sec­re­tary Matt Han­cock yes­ter­day said the op­tions for Bri­tain leav­ing the EU “are nar­row­ing”, af­ter MPs voted to seize con­trol of the par­lia­men­tary timetable.

The PM was dealt a fresh blow as the gov­ern­ment was de­feated by 27 votes on Mon­day, in a plan de­signed to find out the kind of deal MPs would sup­port. And a group of 30 Con­ser­va­tive MPs re­belled, in­clud­ing three min­is­ters.

Mr Han­cock said that the gov­ern­ment would lis­ten to MPs but “can’t pre-com­mit to fol­low­ing what­ever they vote for”.

He said that the Com­mons had re­jected no deal and a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum and urged MPs to back the PM’s Brexit deal.

There will be a se­ries of so-called “indicative votes” in the Com­mons to­day as MPs try to work out a way for­ward.

GET IT SORTED: Queen belled May

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