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The only problem with this fabulous cartoon from the Daily Mirror is that Theresa May is being compared to Julius Caesar, who was a far greater leader than her.

Andrea Leadsom is probably relying on people having a poor memory.

It is more than a year, after all, since she managed to derail her own leadership ambitions with a tasteless comment about Theresa May’s childlessness.

But this is the era of Tories overstepping the bounds of good taste.

Look at the many imbecilities of Boris Johnson.

Look at David Davis – a man who, it seems, “can swagger sitting down”, and whose reputation should have been burned after he insulted (and assaulted, in This Writer’s opinion) Diane Abbott in a House of Commons bar.

Even if enough time has passed for Tories to forget Ms Leadsom’s familial faux pas, it seems unlikely she’ll be able to prevent herself from sticking her foot in her mouth again.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson told Andrew Marr this morning (October 8) that Mrs May was “the best prime minister we’ve got” – a foolish comment as Mrs May is the only prime minister we’ve got.

The Tories’ problem is that – and let us all hope this is a prophecy that comes true – with the kind of candidates we’re seeing on display, she’s probably the last prime minister they’ll ever have.

It is not David Davis or Boris Johnson that Theresa May fears the most. It’s her old rival Andrea Leadsom.

The PM knows what DD and Boris are up to. The Brexit Secretary and Foreign Secretary want her job and make no secret of it.

Mrs Leadsom is a stealth fighter. If she is gathering support to launch a second bid to oust her in a leadership contest, she is going about it quietly.

So quietly, Mrs May’s early warning system in the Tory whips office is struggling to pick it up on their radar.

A top Tory source told the Sunday People the Commons leader has not given up on her Number 10 ambitions.

Mrs Leadsom [has] the chance to wave her strong Brexit credentials and come through the middle as a compromise candidate.

Mrs Leadsom, 54, received the support of 66 MPs and came second to Mrs May in the first round of voting in the July 2016 leadership battle.

But after widespread revulsion at comments made by the mother of three about Mrs May being childless, her campaign imploded.

Source: Andrea Leadsom emerges as new contender to knife Theresa May in stealth plot


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