A fresh call has been made on Wednesday for Theresa May to resign from her job for failing to be “strong enough” over Brexit negotiations with Brussels.
An executive member of the backbench 1922 committee, Pauline Latham said, “I would like Theresa May to go. I would like us to have a new leader who could have another look at this whole process and actually negotiate with Brussels.”
Speaking with Talk Radio Latham said, “I don’t think Theresa May has been strong enough.”
“She hasn’t been strong enough for, not just the Conservative party, but for the rest of the Commons.”
The former shadow home secretary, Anne Widdecombe told Good Morning Britain, “Britain is an international laughing stock, Parliament is a parody.
“What needs to happen in these European elections is for us to send a seismic shock to both major parties … saying just get it done and over.”
Andrea Jenkyns, a Brexiteer backbencher said there was “a lot of pressure” from grassroots campaigners in the party for the prime minister to resign.
Jenkyns said there was a “failure to listen” from the PM and added, “The best thing is for Theresa May to resign, the writing is on the wall for her.”
On Tuesday, 70 local association chiefs signed a petition in an unprecedented vote of no confidence, according to reports.
The petition says local Tory men and women, “no longer feel that Mrs May is the right person to continue as Prime Minister to lead us forward in the negotiations.
“We therefore with great reluctance ask that she considers her position and resigns, to allow the Conservative Party to choose another leader and the country to move forward and negotiate our exit from the EU.”
The Telegraph reported the 70 local association chiefs have called for an extraordinary general meeting of the National Conservative Convention to discuss Theresa May’s future.