It is not the resignation which Tory backbenchers were keenest to see, but it makes the end of May’s prime ministership even more certain.
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The 1922 Committee Executive has already pointed her towards the exit door. It should now take her gently by the arm, and steer her through it as soon as possible.
The contest that returned Cameron took over six months. Parties in opposition have the luxuxy of time. Parties in government do not – especially this one.
The timetable for her departure as Conservative leader will be “agreed” after the Second Reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
This morning, the end of her unhappy journey finally seems to be looming into view, as it is briefed that there will be a June vote on the Withdrawal Agreement.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
The Prime Minister’s advisers will dream of her doing a Liverpool – coming back from three goals down. Notts County look like a more telling comparison.
The local election aftermath. May and Corbyn are like two spooked children, drawing nearer for comfort as the thunder rages.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
Iain Dale: The Conservatives treated Widdecombe with disdain. They will pay the price in lost votes next month.
Plus: Creepy Biden, useless TIGs, spineless Tory MPs…and why I’d favour Scottish independence were I fully Scottish.
Instability versus inflexibility – and the case for changing the Conservative leadership challenge rules
The easiest course for 1922 Executive Committtee members to take is to put a decision off. Here’s why that should be avoided.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Tory MPs decide this is not the right evening to defenestrate the PM
But there was also a sense, outside the meeting of the 1922 Committee, that the revolution has only been postponed.
“I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.”
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: How the news of the Prime Minister’s departure reached the waiting press
Where Thatcher’s leadership once hung in the balance, May promised to go.
How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
A guarantee of a legally binding change to the backstop, and a more vague promise not to go on and on as leader, both present challenges.