20m
22 May 2019

May on brink as cabinet turn on her

Political Editor

It’s not often that MPs demand the resignation of their party leader and Prime Minister on the eve of a national election.

But furious Conservative backbenchers are in open revolt against Theresa May today over her proposal to give parliament a vote on another referendum in the Brexit withdrawal bill.

A string of MPs have called on her to quit immediately.

She might have heard a similar message from members of her cabinet if she hadn’t refused to meet a number of them this afternoon.