Will Theresa May be shown the (back) door by members of her own Conservative party?

As with comedy, the secret to great politics is timing. That’s why this announcement is so important:

If you’re not sure why that’s important, read this:

Is it all becoming clear now?

In an article headlined Theresa May faces meeting with backbench Tory MPs tomorrow that could decide her fateThe Independent clarifies still further:

Theresa May’s fate could be decided as early as tomorrow, after a showdown meeting with her backbenchers was brought forward.

As support drains away from Ms May, amid reports of a Cabinet plot to replace her, it sets the scene for her having to convince MPs face-to-face that she deserves to survive in No 10.

The problem for the Conservatives is compounded by the fact that nobody who could replace Mrs May can even match her tarnished popularity – they would all lose support for their party:

Exactly. They have nothing.

It’s possible the 1922 Committee meeting is being moved forward to stop the Conservative Party from having to enter any formal arrangement with the DUP, as this would make the Conservatives even more unpopular.

But that would leave them with no chance of forming a government at all – unless the Liberal Democrats offer a confidence-and-supply deal that would make that party electoral poison forever. Tim Farron would be insane.

No wonder Jeremy Corbyn was smiling on Andrew Marr’s show this morning.

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