Tory Brexiteers MPs could launch bid to oust Theresa May TODAY after her Brexit deal compromise was described as ‘dead on arrival’
- Theresa May offered MPs binding vote on a second EU poll, if they backed deal
- But her 10-point compromise plan has been savaged by Labour and Brexiteers
- Now backbenchers are thought to be plotting to oust the under-fire Mrs May
Tory Brexiteer MPs could launch a bid to oust Theresa May today after her Brexit deal compromise was blasted as ‘dead on arrival.’
In a dramatic gamble yesterday, the Prime Minister offered MPs a binding vote on a second EU poll – if they backed her withdrawal deal at the fourth attempt next month.
But her new 10-point compromise plan has been savaged by every group she was attempting to woo, including Labour, the DUP and Tory Brexiteers.
Tory backbenchers are now expected to try and force a confidence vote in the PM when the 1922 committee meet on Wednesday afternoon.
In a dramatic gamble yesterday, the Prime Minister offered MPs a binding vote on a second EU poll – if they backed her withdrawal deal at the fourth attempt next month
Nigel Evans, a staunch Brexiteer, told The Sun said: ‘She has U-turned on absolutely everything. We cannot put up with this any longer.
‘I will be asking my colleagues tomorrow to agree to a rule change so we can hold an immediate confidence vote if Theresa is not prepared to stand down now.’
The rebellion comes after Mrs May made a last-ditch attempt to shore up support included offering a vote on whether to hold a second referendum, as well as a choice over the UK’s future customs arrangements.
But the deal has been spurned as ‘dead on arrival’ by Conservative Mark Francois, vice-chairman of the European Research Group (ERG).
Meanwhile, Mrs May’s move to appeal to Remainer MPs has seen about 20 Conservatives, who held their noses to back her deal last time, announce they cannot vote for the latest version – including leadership frontrunners Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab.
Nigel Evans, a staunch Brexiteer, said Mrs May had ‘u-turned on absolutely everything’
Mr Johnson tweeted: ‘With great reluctance I backed MV3. Now we are being asked to vote for a customs union and a second referendum.
‘The Bill is directly against our manifesto – and I will not vote for it. We can and must do better – and deliver what the people voted for.’
Brexiteer Cabinet ministers are understood to be trying to persuade Mrs May to ditch the fourth attempt to pass her deal, warning the vote will end in yet another humiliating defeat.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘We will of course look seriously at the details of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill when it is published.
‘But we won’t back a repackaged version of the same old deal – and it’s clear that this weak and disintegrating government is unable to deliver on its own commitments.’
In a speech to the CBI, Chancellor Philip Hammond said: ‘If we are to have any hope of re-uniting our country and repairing our politics after the divisions of the last three years, we cannot have half the country feeling they have completely won and the other half, that they have completely lost.
‘Britain needs a Brexit that feels like a compromise, a Brexit that delights no-one, but one that everyone, or nearly everyone, can live with.’