Theresa May will be told by her own MPs to name the date of her departure or face being ousted in June after the Conservative Party’s patience with her finally runs out. It comes as a new poll shows support for Boris Johnson as May’s replacement has surged among grassroots Tory members after May agreed to extend Article 50 until October 31. Support for Johnson has risen by 10 percentage points since the survey was last carried out in March. MPs have been left in no doubt during their 11-day Easter break that Conservative members and activists want May to quit for the sake of the party. The meeting is expected to agree that the minimum period between confidence votes in a leader should be cut from 12 months to six months, meaning May could be challenged on June 12.
Source: National Post April 23, 2019 12:33 UTC