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Tim Shipman of The Sunday Times reckons the Conservative cabinet has launched a coup against Theresa May, claiming that she has lost all credibility since her statement last week, trying to blame other MPs for the failure of her Brexit deal and the consequent delay in the UK’s departure from the EU.

He added:

Trouble is, the Conservatives already shot their bolt; they cannot launch an in-party campaign to remove her because she won a vote of “no confidence” last December. Conservatives must until at least a year after that vote before they can remove her again.

She could be encouraged to leave of her own free will – but it seems her husband Philip has advised her against that:

Then there’s the question of who should succeed Mrs May, even as interim leader.

David Lidington?

David Lidington?

David Lidington?

All right. Who else, then?

Now you can see the relevance of the image at the top of this article.

The situation is a satirist’s dream.

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