Ministers Demand UK Prime Minister to Step Down

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Ministers Demand UK Prime Minister to Step Down

British ministers on Saturday evening were attempting a coup to oust Prime Minister Theresa May as they discussed replacing her with an interim leader.

The Sunday Times reported that 11 ministers called on May to step down so that another PM would handle the Brexit deal issue.

If she does, her deputy David Lidington will likely replace her, while several ministers voiced support for Environment Secretary Michael Gove as an alternative.

“I’m afraid it’s all over for the PM. She’s done her best. But across the country you can see the anger. Everyone feels betrayed. Government’s gridlocked. Trust in democracy collapsing. This can’t go on. We need a new PM who can reach out & build some sort of coalition for a Plan B,” May's former policy adviser, George Freeman, wrote on Twitter.

“We won't begin to get out of this mess until someone else takes over,” a Eurosceptic MEP, Daniel Hannan, said.

May cannot be officially challenged again until December, especially after that she has won Conservative party confidence vote last year.