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European elections: May pulls Brexit Bill as she faces 'annihilation'


Added 05-23-19 11:36:02am EST - “Theresa May ventured out for the first time since a major Cabinet mutiny that saw Andrea Leadsom quit last night - and left the government's plans in tatters.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Tories accept they are beaten as the UK heads to vote in EU elections”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Philip May is being urged to step in and make Theresa May accept the 'reality' that her premiership is over today - after she dramatically pulled the vote on her hated Brexit Bill.

Tory former leader Iain Duncan Smith said Mr May should tell the PM neither the party nor Cabinet had any confidence in her any more.

The appeal comes as Mrs May's job is hanging by a thread after a massive Tory mutiny that saw Andrea Leadsom resign last night - and left the government's plans in tatters. 

MPs have been told the legislation will not now be published tomorrow and the second reading will not take place in the first week of June - despite Mrs May previously laying out the timetable.

The humiliating retreat is the clearest sign yet that Mrs May's time in power is drawing to a close, after fury at her compromise offer for the Commons to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.   

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