October 22, 2018

The Operation to Oust May is Well and Truly Underway

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

ITV journalist Robert Peston, writing on Facebook, has claimed that there is an operation currently in progress by Tory Brexiteers to encourage more backbenchers to write letters to the chair of the 1922 Committee.

He writes:

There is an operation in progress by Tory Brexiters to persuade fellow backbenchers to write to Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 backbench committee, calling for a vote of no confidence in Theresa May as leader of their party.

This is what one of them told me:

“I’m campaigning myself. We need 60-70 letters, not 48...I know people who are putting letters in today. I think we are the closest ever to her going and I think, thank God, this could be it.”

The reference to 48 letters is the threshold for triggering the vote. But this MP wants a comfortable margin above that, so that the PM can see that a sizeable number of her colleagues want her to go.

This is not an exquisitely centralized and coordinated campaign against her. It is an emotional outpouring, largely by Brexiters, that May’s version of Brexit betrays what they see as the most important prize of leaving the EU, namely “taking back control.”

Referencing the idea of David Davis being an interim PM, he explained how Davis has become “Brexit marmite,” and that many Tory “centrist” MPs have said that they wouldn’t vote for him. But that begs the question…who would they vote for?

Would the majority of the Tories who are “centrist” and even Remain actually vote for another Remainer as leader? Would they be that masochistic, or even suicidal?

Revolt is definitely in the air, though – and Peston isn’t the only one to say it. Over the weekend, unnamed Conservatives told the Sunday papers that “assassination is in the air” and Theresa May is entering “the killing zone.” A former Tory minister even said:

“The moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon.”

The graphic language has, of course, been denounced by some. The tragic murder of Jo Cox has been dragged into it, with Sarah Wollaston, the chair of the Health and Social Care Committee, stating:

“Totally unacceptable. Have they learned nothing following the assassination of Jo Cox?”

I mean, come on. Things are getting heated, but I don’t think Mrs. May is under any physical threat from her Tory colleagues. They want her out, but they don’t literally want her dead. But of course, there’s now a campaign to unveil the MPs who used the language, and everyone is getting on board the Offended Express.

Yvette Cooper MP of the Labour Party has even gotten on board, slamming the “vile and dehumanizing language.” Which is funny…I don’t remember Cooper speaking up when Ken Clarke called UKIP voters “racists” and “clowns,” or any other time working class people have been smeared by the Westminster elite.

This is just a clever and convenient way to distract the media and scare MPs who might want to send a letter to the 1922 Committee. I can see right through this.

One thing that’s for certain, however, is that the operation to oust her is quite evidently underway.

Cooper is getting involved with this campaign against Tory Brexiteers who said hurty words about Mrs. May simply because she’s fearful of the Brexit revolt that’s coming within the Tory Party. And, this language wouldn’t be used if Parliamentarians weren’t passionate, and didn’t believe her when she says a deal is right around the corner.

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commented 2018-10-22 23:42:39 -0400
Kudos to Ron Joseph, too. Great point earlier.
commented 2018-10-22 23:40:46 -0400
Amen, Keith Barnes, once again! Keep up the fight and the energy my friend!
commented 2018-10-22 23:38:25 -0400
The only Solution to this problem is to remove Ms. May as leader of the Tory party. Name a True Brexeteer as an interim government, until the Tory’s pick their next standard-bearer for the Torys. However, this new leader must accept a hard Brexit now! No time to waste lads.
commented 2018-10-22 22:06:08 -0400
Peter Netterville….When your Football Team is 0 for 18, and the coach is fired, you can’t do worse.
commented 2018-10-22 19:02:31 -0400
As much as it would be good to get rid of her, if I was a conservative Brit, I would be concerned with who will replace her.

Typically when one politician is ousted, the replacement is worse.

Those wishing for her to be out, be careful for what you wish because you may just get it and you may not like the results.
commented 2018-10-22 14:39:05 -0400
Name calling is not good, especially by Politicians against fellow Politicians. Of course, all the name calling means nothing if it is just false news concocted by the MSM. Take heed Red Sky News and Scarlet BBC, the greatest perpetrators of false news, ever.

After watching today’s news,,,22/10/18…on the Red Sky, It would seem that May is just continuing with her Brexit lies. ‘Business goes on as usual’, except that May could soon be gone.

All that PM May has ever done is steer Britain toward, as Nigel Farage says, a “Brexit in name only” deal……Britanistan is just around the corner.

commented 2018-10-22 12:27:08 -0400
Lucky that you UK Conservative Politicians didn’t have to decide to enter WWll, as you would be defeated before you made up your minds.
JUST GET RID OF HER, as she is useless.