More dates are now being thrown around in the rumour mill when it comes to Brexit and the PM though given this government’s repeated failure and constant empty threats from Tory MPs, no one should take them too seriously.
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Theresa May has met with Sir Graham Brady, Chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs, who him having reportedly told her to leave by July or face being ousted. Though we seem to have heard this all before.
Downing Street instead seemingly want May to remain in place until September, according to The Times. The government are now looking at an EU exit in July, meaning British MEPs would officially take their seats in the EU Parliament.
May’s deputy, David Lidington, finally confirmed yesterday that the UK would take part in European Elections. He said: “Given how little time there is, it is regrettably not going to be possible to finish that process before the date that is legally due for European Parliamentary elections.
“We very much hoped that we would be able to get our exit sorted and have the treaty concluded so that those elections did not have to take place. But legally they do have to take place unless our withdrawal has been given legal effect, so those will now go ahead.
“But we will be redoubling our efforts and talks with MPs of all parties to try to make sure that the delay after that is as short as possible.
“Ideally we’d like to be in a situation where those MEPs never actually have to take their seat at European parliament – certainly, to get this done and dusted by the summer recess.”
It’s hard to believe anything this government says any more. How much longer will May and her team be allowed to cling on for?