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Sir Graham Brady warns PM over her job

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
22nd Mar 19 11:40 am

On Thursday night EU leaders agreed in Brussels to give the prime minister more time to get her deal through Parliament.

Many Conservative party members are losing patience with Theresa May and her leadership is under threat, MPs could now seize control of the EU withdrawal process.

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the backbench of the 1922 committee, reportedly met with May to inform her most of the Tory party MPs want her to quit her job.

The Daily Telegraph said Sir Graham met with May at Number 10 on Monday after he was “bombarded” with text messages from MPs, demanding she should go.

The newspaper said in the run up to the summit, this was one of a series of direct confrontations May has had with Tory MPs.

Allegedly, May was challenged by a group of 15 whips before the meaningful vote last week, where May lost by 149 votes, and one directly calling on the PM to quit. Other back benchers said their trust has been lost.

On Wednesday, Nigel Evans the executive secretary to the 1922 committee told May, “It’s not that people don’t believe what you say, it’s that people don’t believe you can deliver.”

The former chief of staff to David Davis MP, Stewart Jackson said that the PM should “stand down immediately” should she lose next week’s vote.

The former Conservative MP for Peterborough said, “Conservative members will no longer tolerate her grovelling to the EU and national humiliation.

“I suspect the Whips, 1922 [Committee] and Cabinet will help the process.”

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