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What Theresa May faces now

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday. The vote will be held from 1800 BST and close at 2000 BST. The threshold of 48 letters of no confidence was reached early Wednesday morning triggering the ballot. Source link

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May to face leadership challenge

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday. Conservative MPs will vote between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT. The challenge to Mrs May’s position comes after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were delivered. Mrs May, who has been prime minister since shortly […]

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Brexit deal: May to meet Foster and Varadkar

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will discuss the state of Brexit negotiations with both the taoiseach (Irish prime minister) and DUP leader on Wednesday. A Commons vote on Mrs May’s withdrawal plan was postponed so she could seek assurances from Brussels over the Irish border backstop. Mrs May has been holding talks with other EU […]

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Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords

Image copyright PA An 82-year-old peer accused of sexual harassment 12 years ago has resigned from the House of Lords. Lord Lester of Herne Hill was suspended from the Liberal Democrats this year following the allegations, which he has called “completely untrue”. A party spokesman said Lord Lester had made “the right decision”. Last month […]

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Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs

Image copyright PA Tory Brexiteers have told the BBC they are increasingly confident they will have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote in Theresa May. However, there is no official confirmation that the threshold of 48 letters from Tory MPs has been reached. Several sources, including a cabinet minister, have told the BBC they […]

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Should PM have delayed the Brexit deal vote?

The Politics Live panel discussed whether Prime Minister Theresa May was right to delay the vote on her Brexit deal? Jo Coburn heard from Conservative Party vice chair for women Helen Whately, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald, The Daily Mail’s Quentin Letts and the Financial Times’ Miranda Green. Source link