The UK prime minister has just offered to swap her political career for the prospect of the Brexit deal being approved by Parliament, according to ITV political editor Robert Peston.
I am reliably told that Theresa May told Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Steve Baker, Jacob Rees-Mogg, David Davis et al at Chequers that she will quit if they vote for her deal, including the backstop they hate.
However, there isn’t “a lot of trust” that May would actually quit, as “she gave no specifics.” Another problem is that even if she persuaded all Tory MPs to support her Brexit plan, she still doesn’t have enough votes for it to pass through Parliament.
Brexiteer Nigel Evans said Monday that a number of Tory lawmakers wanted an orderly replacement of leadership once May manages to get her deal over the line. His comments come after the UK press on Sunday reported that May was facing a coup from angry ministers who want an emergency prime minister installed to see the Brexit deal through.
“Clearly a number of people do not want the prime minister anywhere near the next phase of negotiations which is the future trading relationship between ourselves and the European Union,” Evans told BBC radio.
He added that May should resign if her Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament for a third time, if it goes to a vote later this week.
‘Time’s up’: Theresa May urged to resign as Brexit chaos worsens
MARCH 25, 2019 6:13PM
25 March 2019, 07:37 GMT
“Time’s up, Theresa.” Those are the words plastered across the front page of one of Britain’s most-read newspapers today, as pressure builds on Prime Minister Theresa May to resign.
“She has lost the backing of much of her country and now her party,” The Sun declares in an explosive editorial…