Senior figures in Parliament have confessed the Prime Minister has “run out of road”. A Cabinet minister told The Sunday Times: “I don’t believe there is a single one of us who thinks it’s a good idea for her to stay beyond June.” They revealed the four main contenders to succeed her — Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab are “ready to go”.
The resignation of the Prime Minister could be forced by Cabinet ministers next week after talks were held on when to ask her to step down.
While her aides are deciding whether to advise her to offer to leave after the deal passes to get MPs back on board, reports The Sunday Times.
Talks on the withdrawal agreement could “go down to the wire” as the paper reports Mrs May’s plane is on standby in case she needs to fly to Brussels and improve the deal.
May’s aides have predicted she could lose Tuesday’s meaningful vote by more than 230, the record-breaking majority against her at the beginning of the year.
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One told the paper: “It’s bloody bad.
“It will be in the same sort of ballpark as January unless something changes. We are at Defcon 2.”
A further aide added if Labour attempted another vote of no confidence in Government: “Tories will vote for it”.
The news follows a report Philip Hammond will offer a £20billion Brexit “bribe” this week in the hope of ending austerity.
A no-deal scenario would cause Hammond to enforce a one-year emergency plan to keep all departments going.
The plan is reportedly likely to favour the police, schools and the justice system.
Sir Keir Starmer, the Shadow Brexit Secretary, said: “If Theresa May’s deal is rejected by parliament again, it will be another humiliation for her, her government and for our country too.
“By Tuesday evening, the Prime Minister could no longer be in control.”