LAST Week, we reported that the 1922 committee had received 48 letters, meaning Theresa May could face a vote of no confidence and now the ‘State Visit that’s not a State Visit’ is out of the way, high-level Tory sources have told Politicalite that May could face a vote of no confidence this week.
The Committee is required to hold a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Mrs May when they receive 48 letters.
Conservative MPs will be eligible to participate and she must win the backing of half of her peers to retain the leadership. If she cannot do this THEN there will be a leadership contest.
UKIP are biting the Tories arse, rising from 3% to 8% and Theresa has no authority left, it’s looking increasingly embarrassing for them to still have Theresa inside Number 10.
Gerard Batten is speaking to the working-class people of Britain on Brexit, Free Speech and Tommy Robinson, and they have been rewarded with a huge rise in the polls.
After Trump savaged her Brexit Plan on the front page of Britain’s biggest newspaper on Friday, Tory rebels have warned Theresa the Appeaser that time is running out and yesterday, sources told Politicalite that David Davis and Boris Johnson are planning ‘moves’ to undermine Mrs May.
You may think ‘now is not the right time’ but the greatest Tory PM since Churchill was challenged for leadership, twice.
Magaret Thatcher was challenged for the leadership of the Conservative Party in 1989 and won, so Mrs May could still keep her job, even if a challenge occurs.
Thatcher had the second-lowest average approval rating (40%) of any post-war Prime Minister and then Chancellor Nigel Lawson resigned in October 1989.
Polls showed that she was less popular than her party but Mrs Thatcher said did not care about her poll ratings and pointed instead to her unbeaten election record – Mrs May does not even have that – she lost the 2017 Election and had to get a deal with the DUP to govern.
Opinion polls in September 1990 reported that Labour had established a 14% lead over the Conservatives, now the Tories are losing ground to UKIP.
Conservative supporters who backed leaving the EU are now backing the purple army, UKIP was on 3% last month, now it’s on 8%.
In the late 80s, Thatcher removed Geoffrey Howe as Foreign Secretary after he and Lawson forced her to agree to a plan for Britain to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), now May is forcing her ministers to back her plan to keep Britain tied to the EU.
Britain joined the ERM in October 1990. On 1 November 1990, Howe, by then the last remaining member of Thatcher’s original 1979 cabinet, resigned from his position as Deputy Prime Minister.
Then, in November, the treacherous bastard Michael Heseltine challenged Mrs Thatcher for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
Opinion polls had indicated that he would give the Conservatives a national lead over Labour and although Maggie led on the first ballot with the votes of 204 Conservative MPs (54.8%) to 152 votes (40.9%) for Heseltine and 16 abstentions, she was four votes short of the required 15% majority.
A second ballot was needed and Thatcher declared her intention to “fight on and fight to win” the second ballot, but her Cabinet forced her to withdraw.
After holding an audience with the Queen, calling other world leaders, and making one final Commons speech, on 28 November she left Downing Street in tears.
She reportedly regarded her ousting as a betrayal. Her resignation was a shock to many outside Britain, with foreign observers such as Henry Kissinger and Gorbachev privately expressing confusion.
Thatcher was replaced as Prime Minister and party leader by Chancellor John Major, who forced Britain to have ever closer union with the EU The Tories won again in 1992, but with a reduced Majority, Major was then taken down after Blair won a landslide.
If the Tories can get rid of Mrs Thatcher, their greatest Election winner… why can’t they get rid of failed Mrs May?