Tick tock, Theresa May… are Tory knives already digging into her back?

After Priti Patel was effectively sacked on Wednesday, senior Conservatives told The Independent the Prime Minister has until Christmas to improve the Government’s performance.

Ms Patel was pushed out after she embarrassed Ms May by holding a series of unofficial meetings with top Israeli politicians, without telling Downing Street.

One minister told The Independent the loss of her ministers did not in itself pose a terminal threat to Ms May’s Government, but argued that the direction of travel had to change.

The frontbencher said: “There is cumulative effect and there is a danger for the Prime Minister that she could be perceived as having lost control of events.

“That is a very difficult thing to regain once that perception is created.

“This next month to six weeks is make-or-break time. Not just domestically, not just with the EU withdrawal Bill and the Budget, but with the European Council in December and whether we get ‘sufficient progress’ in Brexit talks.”

Another senior Conservative said: “She has until Christmas to turn it around.”

Source: Theresa May faces ‘make or break’ month | The Independent


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