It has finally happened. Jacob Rees Mogg has submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister to Graham Brady, the Chairman of the 1922 Committee. In the Commons during what amounted to a lengthy roast session for the Prime Minister, Mr Rees-Mogg attacked her for “reneging” on her promises.
In his letter of resignation, he says “It is of considerable importance that politicians stick to their committments or do not make such committments in the first place.”
Boris Johnson attended an emergency meeting of dissident MP’s organised with the explicit aim of triggering a vote of no confidence in Mrs May’s leadership. She has vowed to stay on despite the resignations and the barrage of criticism she faced in Parliament: “Delivering Brexit involves difficult choices. We do not agree on all of those choices but I respect their views and thank them sincerely for all that they have done.”
Mr Rees-Mogg said in a statement that he would not stand to replace the Prime Minister but that the next Prime Minister should be a Brexiteer, he then named David Davis, Dominic Raab and Boris Johnson.