Grant Shapps Says Tory Ministers Privately Agree May Should Go

Casey Dawson
October 7, 2017

"At the general election just four months ago the Conservative party - led by Mrs May - received over 42 per cent of the popular vote".

About 30 Tory MPs, apparently led by Grant Snapps, are to tell the Prime Minister she no longer has the party's support and call for her to step down.

But, Mr Shapps told LBC although they wouldn't admit it in public, there were some ministers who privately agreed.

Mr Clark said: "Clearly she was struggling but it was a very personal and that [the cough] made it more so".

"Then yesterday, journalists contacted me and told me the whips are saying 'you've got the list'".

Most recently, calls for May to step down have been revived as a result of a disastrous speech at the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

Next week, on Wednesday, the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs will meet for the first time since the party conference for what could be a crucial moment for the party's future and May's own leadership.

Things started to go off the rails when a prankster, in a major security breach, approached May as she was speaking from the podium and handed her a P45, the British equivalent of a pink slip. We've not really managed to see that relaunch.

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"I think the damage that would be done to the party if she was forced out would be huge, and like many others I hope she herself will conclude that the best thing would be to go".

"Boris said in one of those corridor meetings: "Give Theresa this". The critical thing is the PM has been doing a fantastic job.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister confirmed there will be a "thorough investigation into what's happened [with regards to security], and that despite the clear issues with her delivery, the Prime Minister is in good health and was pleased with the way the speech went".

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is "getting the government back into the business of building houses", a significant shift away from years of government policy that left house-building largely to the private sector.

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd also backed the PM, in an article for The Daily Telegraph.

According to various media reports, supporters of the plot to oust May believe they could reach the required number early next week when parliament re-opens after the conference season.

There is no question that as a politician who stepped into David Cameron's shoes just over a year ago, Theresa May is probably not the candidate who the Tory party hardcore would choose as their leader.

The latest round of political uncertainty surrounding May pushed down the value of the pound against the euro and the dollar on currency markets.

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