‘SORT IT ...OR SOD OFF’
Queen’s blunt Brexit phone call shocks PM May
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.”
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.
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