Gerard Batten MEP has demanded that Theresa May resign. He hand delivered a letter to Number 10 writing as the “leader of the Party that brought about the referendum”.
Mr Batten’s comments come as Mrs May faces an uncertain future. She has appointed Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary but backbench Brexiteers are still critical and Boris Johnson is conspicuously silent.
Jacob Rees Mogg told LBC that it effectively did not matter who was Brexit Secretary as Mrs May who is representing the interests of Whitehall bureaucrats who want to Remain are driving policy.
However, whether backbenchers have the bottle to oust Mrs May has been cast into doubt. Steve Baker, who also resigned, told the BBCs Daily Politics that a “change of policy, not leader” was what is needed and called upon his colleagues to “simmer down”.
Mrs May will meet the 1922 Committee tonight while reports on social media indicate Boris Johnson will make a speech tomorrow.