A hoax call by the comedian was so successful it convinced some Tory MPs to call off a rebellion, according to newly released files.
In an extraordinary move by the former-prime minister, he endorsed three ex-Conservative independents who lost the party whip earlier this year after rebelling against Boris Johnson over Brexit.
Sir John will argue that the PM had “ulterior motives” when he suspended Parliament.
Former Prime Minister John Major has compared Universal Credit to the Poll Tax and warned it could bring down the government.
<p>Theresa May will be the 13th prime minister to serve under the Queen when she takes over from David Cameron.<br /></p><p>Some are instantly recognisable - but others you might struggle to place without a helping hand.</p><p>Here’s the full list of PMs that Her Majesty has seen lead her Government during her 64-year reign.</p>