‘No-one wants Corbyn’, said May. Apparently at least 15 Tories do

Theresa May told plotting MPs: ‘It’s me or Jeremy Corbyn’ [Image: AP/Matt Dunham].

The Tories are in turmoil: Less than a week after Theresa May begged them for “no backbiting, no carping”, at least 15 MPs are said to have signed a letter expressing “no confidence” in her leadership.

The minority prime minister, who clung on to power only by giving £1 billion to the extremist Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, had insisted a leadership challenge would trigger another general election, saying, “It’s me or Jeremy Corbyn”.

Clearly there is a vocal element within her own Parliamentary party who want to put that to the test.

The Tory blog ConservativeHome has been discussing who should succeed Mrs May for at least two weeks. At the time of writing it features a report on a YouGov survey, published in the Observer, whose results closely mirror its own.

And those reports make disheartening reading, with Brexit calamities David Davis and Boris Johnson the most popular choices – both pipped to the top spot by “none of the above”.

Confidence in the Conservatives may therefore be at an all-time low, despite their appearance of forming the current UK government.

It seems even Conservatives are sick of Mrs May – and, considering her deal with the DUP, and her attempt to form consensus with Opposition parties in order to fend off challenges from her own, rightly so.

Will their dissatisfaction be enough to trigger an election – and possibly a general election – over the summer?

Let’s hope so – for all our sakes.

At least 15 Conservative MPs have reportedly agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in Theresa May.

It comes after the Prime Minister told plotting Tory MPs “it’s me or Jeremy Corbyn,” as she insisted a leadership challenge would trigger another general election.

Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, Parliament’s summer break could prove critical for Ms May’s future.

At a summer party last week, Ms May pleaded with her MPs to “go away and have a proper break and come back ready for serious business”.

“No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or Jeremy Corbyn – and no one wants him,” Conservative MPs who were present reported her saying.

Source: Fifteen Tory MPs ‘to sign Theresa May no confidence letter’


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7 thoughts on “‘No-one wants Corbyn’, said May. Apparently at least 15 Tories do

  1. hugosmum70

    oh dear indeed, she lives in cloud cuckoo land if she thinks no one wants corbyn. what she means is she dont want him of course. how on earth can anyone keep on trying to hold on so tenaciously by finger nails not even finger tips, is beyond me. think she has a mistaken idea of how important she is … to herself anyway,

  2. Neilth

    Poor disMay she just doesn’t get it. The electorate voted against her hard Brexit, punish the poor austerity ideologically driven hard right policies. She needs to understand that that’s what the UK want and it’s very different from what her own hard right Parliamentary party are telling her. She must start listening to the wider population. She’s stuck in her own political bubble.
    This is a problem with many of us. We tend to read media that reflects our own points of view and only look at our political opponents to mock them. Perhaps we all need to read more widely if only to expand our ideas. DisMay has asked for wider input into Government policies while simultaneously closing the doors and her mind even to the more moderate wing of her own party.

    1. Zippi

      What we need are impartial, neutral, politically unbiased media. Sadly, we are all human so, that’s not likely to happen.

  3. Zippi

    Who is this “no-one” to whom she refers? The “No-one” of The Odyssey? Whomever it is needs to make himself known, so that I can shake his hand!

  4. NMac

    when May talks of “no-one” she actually means herself and her clique of reactionary nasties.

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