The prime minister, Theresa May’s days could be numbered as she faces a severe backlash after her late-night address to the nation last night.
MPs from across the British political parties branded her address as “disgraceful” and “despicable” as she pitted the public against Parliament.
In an interview on LBC Dame Margret Beckett was furious with May and accused the prime minister of “lying to the British people.”
“That woman has wasted weeks and weeks and weeks delaying decisions that she thought might go against her and then she blamed other people for delay. I have seldom been more outraged.
Dame Margret added to LBC, “I’ve never been more outraged by the behaviour of any prime minister.”
Dr Philip Lee who resigned from Theresa May’s government over the handling of Brexit, was watching the “dreadful” speech on ITV’s Peston.
The Guardian reported that David Evennett MP told May that if she does not resolve this crisis “your time will have come to an end.”
Moderate leave supporter Nigel Evans MP has also signalled he believes the PM should step down.
Sky News political correspondent, Lewis Goodall, summed up Mrs May’s approach in an opinion piece for the Sky News website.
Goodall wrote, “The constitutional wreckage of Theresa May’s approach to Brexit is all around us.
“The problem is that her vision was rejected twice and by the biggest margins in history. Yet the prime minister has simply not responded, politically, intellectually or possibly even personally.
“She seems to have dug a psychological bunker so profound that the reality of her defeats has been unable to reach its depths,” he wrote in an opinion piece for the Sky News website.