British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has vowed to fight with ‘everything I’ve got’ today after Conservative MPs triggered a no-confidence vote that will be held within hours.
The Eurosceptic MPs last night secured the 48 letters needed to force May out as leader but in a defiant speech on the steps of Downing Street this morning, the PM warned Brexit would be endangered if she is removed as Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party might end up in power.
“I have devoted myself unsparingly since I became Prime Minister… and I stand ready to finish the job,” she said.
A change of leadership in the Conservative party now will put our country’s future at risk, and create uncertainty when we can least afford it.
“The new leader wouldn’t have time to renegotiate a new Withdrawal Agreement and get the legislation through parliament by March 29, so one of their first acts would have to be extending or rescinding Article 50, delaying or even stopping Brexit when people want us to get on with it”
Her cabinet members have started to rally support for her.
Voting will begin by 6pm today.