Despite two high-profile Cabinet resignations and chaos within her government, Theresa May fights on.
Many Conservative MPs are unhappy with the prime minister’s plans for a soft Brexit.
However, they don’t have the numbers to defeat her in a leadership contest.
Plus, hard Brexit doesn’t have the support of a majority of MPs.
Here’s why, despite everything, May will probably remain as prime minister for the foreseeable future.
LONDON — Despite two of her Cabinet ministers quitting within the space of 24 hours — the first time this has happened for over 35 years — Prime Minister Theresa May is still in office.
Like the black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, who famously declared “tis but a scratch” after having his limbs removed in battle, May addressed MPs in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, steely faced and resilient.
This resilience was evident at the 1922 committee of Conservative MPs in Parliament on Monday night where her party greeted her with a traditional banging of desks, albeit a far less thunderous ovation than at previous such meetings.
In a politely received speech May warned her party that any further instability could lead to a general election with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics