Brexiteers plotting to topple Theresa May faced a ferocious Tory backlash on Thursday night. On a dramatic day at Westminster, hardline Eurosceptics went public with their bid to oust the Prime Minister, following the resignation of Dominic Raab, Esther McVey and two junior ministers over Brexit. Jacob Rees-Mogg confronted Mrs May in the Commons before holding an extraordinary Press conference outside Parliament, saying he had submitted a letter of no confidence in her. Another 15 MPs also announced they had submitted letters in a bid to reach the threshold of 48 needed to trigger a confidence vote. But angry moderate Tories rallied round the Prime Minister and warned the Eurosceptics that they could bring down the Government, damage the economy and jeopardise Brexit if they pressed ahead with a coup. Mrs May pledged to stand and fight if her critics forced a vote of no confidence in her leadership, telling reporters: ‘Am I going to see this through? Yes.’ However, there were fears she could face further resignations on Friday, with Michael Gove, Chris Grayling and Penny Mordaunt all considering whether to quit. Mr Gove reportedly turned down Mrs May’s invitation to become the new Brexit Secretary, after he insisted he… Read full this story
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