Sunday August 9, 2020

May stands firm amid Brexit deal backlash

More letters of no confidence have been submitted to the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives. If the figure reaches 48, that would trigger a leadership contest

15th November, 2018
Jacob Rees-Mogg submits letter of no confidence in Theresa May. Pic: Getty

Although her cabinet backed the deal on Wednesday, the vote was not unanimous, and this morning two ministers resigned. There is speculation that more may be considering their positions.

May again defended the deal at a press conference at Downing Street on Thursday evening, saying her approach throughout the negotiations had been to put Britain’s national interest first. She also signalled that she was determined to see the deal through, and that there was no...

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