Report: Cabinet ministers are plotting a coup against Theresa May


Speculation that Theresa May will be ousted from Number 10 has reached fever pitch amid reports that UK Cabinet ministers are plotting a coup to get rid of her.

The British Prime Minister could be forced to resign within days, one paper claimed, amid a furious backlash over her handling of Brexit.

Mrs May’s former policy adviser MP George Freeman said it was “all over for the PM”, tweeting: “She’s done her best. But across the country you can see the anger.

“Everyone feels betrayed. Government’s gridlocked. Trust in democracy collapsing. This can’t go on. We need a new PM who can reach out (and) build some sort of coalition for a PlanB.”

Pro-EU former UK education secretary Nicky Morgan told the Sunday Telegraph that Cabinet ministers should tell Mrs May “it’s time to go” while Brexiteer Steve Baker said potential leadership contenders in the Government should “act now”.

Tory backbencher Anne-Marie Trevelyan wrote in the same paper: “We now need a leader who believes in our country and wants to take her on the next stage of her journey.”

Conservative peer Lord Gadhia, a former member of David Cameron’s inner circle, said the upcoming days in Parliament may be “very dramatic” and could see the end of Mrs May’s time as British Prime Minister.

The Sunday Times reported 11 Cabinet ministers had told the paper they wanted Mrs May to make way for someone else and that Mrs May’s de facto deputy David Lidington was in line to take over the helm.


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