THERESA May is heading for a ‘vote of no confidence’ over her divisive Brexit deal.
The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg reports that “Anger is so high that it seems likely there will be a call for a no-confidence vote tomorrow [Thursday 14th November]- letters are going in.”
Senior tory tells me Brexiteer anger so high that seems likely there will be a call for no confidence vote tomorrow – letters going in –
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) November 14, 2018
Her Cabinet is reportedly in ‘open revolt’ as talks dragged on for more than FIVE HOURS as the weak and unstable Prime Minister fights for her political life.
Civil servants were also told to remove DUP contacts from planning emails which the Northern Irish party would previously have been looped in to – signifying the end of May’s deal with the Northern Irish party.
The Independent reported that government officials were given the order on Tuesday as the Tory leadership prepared to push Theresa May’s Brexit deal through the cabinet.
A planned statement due at 5 pm was ABANDONED reportedly over the plans for a No Confidence vote.
Sources also told Politicalite that Mrs May could still face walkouts from her own Cabinet over the deal that has not only divided her own cabinet but the whole country.
Penny Mordaunt, Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom could be prepared to quit if the deal ties the UK too closely to Brussels.
The Prime Minister was due to make a statement at 5pm GMT – but now the talks won’t finish until 7 pm.
Mrs May faced a brutal lashing during PMQ’s this afternoon, and the Prime Minister was attacked from her own benches with Pro-Brexit Tory MP Peter Bone making a divisive statement.
He said: “You are not delivering the Brexit people voted for and today you will lose the support of many Conservative MPs and millions of voters across the country.”
A leaked memo from Brussels revealed the EU has boasted of keeping “all the controls” over Britain after Brexit.
Michel Barnier’s deputy even threatened to use the controversial “Irish backstop” arrangement to make sure Britain is tied to the EU customs union for years to come.
A top Eurocrat told EU ambassadors the aim is to keep the UK in the customs union forever.
A memo leaked to The Times of London revealed the aide said: “We should be in the best negotiation position for the future relationship. This requires the customs union as the basis of the future relationship.
“They must align their rules but the EU will retain all the controls. They apply the same rules. UK wants a lot more from future relationship, so EU retains its leverage.”
Jeremy Corbyn said: “After two years of bungled negotiations, from what we know of the Government’s deal it’s a failure in its own terms.”
UKIP leader Gerard Batten said in a statement labelling May’s plan as a ‘complete betrayal of Brexit’.
Mrs May has put something together that is not going to satisfy Remainers or Leavers.” said Batten. “The deal will be worse than remaining in the European Union.”
“We should stop asking the European Union how we’re going to leave, we should telling them how we’re going to leave. The real struggle to leave the EU starts today.”
Former Brexit secretary David Davis said the UK had reached a “moment of truth” and urged his former colleagues to reject the proposals.
“Cabinet and all Conservative MPs should stand up, be counted and say no to this capitulation,” he said.
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson urged his ex-Cabinet colleagues to “chuck it out”, warning on the BBC that the proposals made a “nonsense of Brexit”.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the influential European Research Group of dozens of Tory MPs, said: “It is a failure of the Government’s negotiating position, it is a failure to deliver on Brexit and it is potentially dividing up the United Kingdom.”
This is a developing story.