UK PM May to be told to quit by top Conservative - Sunday Times
LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - A top member of Prime Minister
Theresa May's Conservative Party will tell her in the coming
week that she must step down by the end of June or her lawmakers
will try again to depose her, the Sunday Times reported, without
May survived a vote of no confidence in December and
although party rules mean lawmakers cannot challenge her again
until a year has passed, lawmaker Graham Brady will tell her the
rules will be changed unless she quits, the newspaper said.
Brady, who chairs the Conservative Party's influential 1922
Committee of backbench lawmakers, will tell her that 70 percent
of her members of parliament want her to resign over her
handling of Brexit, the Sunday Times said.
Britain was originally due to leave the European Union on
March 29, but that deadline was pushed back to April 12 and then
again to Oct. 31 as May failed to break an impasse in parliament
on the terms of Brexit.
(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Daniel Wallis)
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