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It looks like time might well be running out for our gutless Remainer prime minister, with reports that yet more Tory MPs are preparing to submit their letters of no confidence to 1922 Committee chairman Graham Brady, bringing the total closer to the 48 threshold that would initiate a potential leadership contest.
ITV’s Robert Peston has described the week ahead as a period of “maximum vulnerability for the PM” and quoted one Tory Eurosceptic as saying that “I think we are the closest ever to her going and I think, thank God, this could be it”.
The backbench revolt comes at the same time as Theresa May is facing trouble from her own cabinet. Last week didn’t see any of the much touted resignations, but tensions still appear to be running high at the centre of government.