Tory backstabbers are sharpening their knives – but who thought the first would be AMBER RUDD?

Look out behind you! Amber Rudd has been the first to undermine Theresa May.

Conservative MPs are conforming to type – backstabbing their leader in times of trouble.

Public opinion has turned against Theresa May over her disastrous Brexit plan, so her MPs are preparing to push her out of office.

But who would have thought that the first person to undermine her would be Amber Rudd?

Ms Rudd is Mrs May’s trusted lieutenant – the one she sent in to bat for the Tories in a TV debate before the 2017 general election while she ran scared.

It may seem doubly strange that Ms Rudd was the first to plunge the knife in, as she won her Hastings and Rye Parliamentary seat with a majority of just 346 in the 2017 general election, after several recounts, and is likely to lose the seat at the next election.

Still, she took to the airwaves to proclaim a “Plan B” in opposition to Mrs May’s “only plan on the table” – a “Norway-plus” option that would see the UK retain access to the EU’s single market and also join a customs union.

This is what she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:

Unfortunately for Ms Rudd, it seems she lacks the judgement needed to choose a workable option – and that’s not a good look for a leader-to-be.


It seems more likely that Ms Rudd has sealed her own fate, besides launching the first volley against Mrs May.

But with the prime minister likely to lose the “meaningful vote” at 8.30pm on Tuesday, it’s only a matter of time before more Tory MPs line up to take their shot at her.

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7 thoughts on “Tory backstabbers are sharpening their knives – but who thought the first would be AMBER RUDD?

  1. Bob Scott

    I subscribe to Vox and in the main enjoy your articles. However, I no longer share those articles to the Scottish Independence sites that I support. This is due to the photo of Jeremy Corbyn that you use on your banner. He and his party of abstainers are no friends of Scotland. Time to change the format and become more impartial.

    1. John D. Ingleson

      ‘Speak for your self – ‘time to find somewhere else for your news and don’t let the door hit you on the way out…

  2. Pat Sheehan

    Ah, just listen to that! We don’t want you! “You’ll mess it all up for Norway just like you have all messed it up for yourselves”! And who was it conspired to mess it all up so deliberately and engineered it to such perfect chaos. None other than joe-tory, the so called ‘masters of fiscal competence and economic success’ who had no idea the channel tunnel was so important to our livelihood in the UK but would nevertheless lead us to a land of milk and honey to ‘rightly regain our former greatness at the cutting edge of a new fantasy empire’ ! If only we could see ourselves our Europe sees us: hapless cases worthy of derision: it would be a start!

  3. Colin Clarke

    It seems the Tories are reading the right wing press and using anti Corbyn quotes that they themselves made up in the first instance. Are they so good at lying that they now believe their own lies? Time they retirned to their private islands and retired to their private beaches. They are now into self-kidology!

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