Tory junior ministers could resign in large numbers to force Theresa May to stand aside – as she is increasingly seen as a ‘lame horse’ Prime Minister, sources have said.
Junior ministers are increasingly frustrated by ‘selfish’ Cabinet ministers who are pushing Theresa May around ‘like a rag doll’ for their own ends, the Telegraph reported.
Mid-ranking ministers reportedly feel that senior colleagues are taking advantage of Mrs May – and that the government is ‘doing nothing’ and ‘going nowhere’.
A number of ministers are reported to be considering overthrowing Mrs May by stepping down before the party’s conference in Manchester in October.
The Prime Minister took to the stage this week at the Conservative ball at the Hurlingham Club which sees rich supporters and party donors party alongside Conservative MPs.
Mrs May took the stage to say, ‘I promise you this: there will be no sitting back, no licking our wounds.
‘Instead, we will act with an unshakeable sense of purpose to make the very best of the new political situation.
A party source told The Sun, ‘It was a much more muted affair than under Cameron, but David Davis was very popular and the Cabinet hopefuls were shamelessly working the room.’