Brexit latest: Theresa May asked to 'stand down' during LBC phone

Brexit latest: Theresa May asked to 'stand down' during LBC phone

The focus now is entirely on Theresa May and whether or not she can survive further ministerial resignations and a possible no-confidence motion being tabled against her.

Mrs May's appearance came as speculation continued that Michael Gove will be the next minister to resign over her Brexit deal after reportedly turning down the job of Brexit Secretary. But that is still something that will be debated over the next few weeks.

"The Department of Health is ensuring it is making all the steps if we go to no-deal". That opens a move towards 1.2500 which is a key psychological level for the time being.

If a confidence vote is held and May loses, it would trigger a party leadership contest in which any Conservative lawmaker - except her - could run.

She also explained her comparison of her approach to Brexit to the cricketing style of her sporting hero Geoffrey Boycott.

And he remained tight-lipped about his future as he was mobbed by reporters leaving his central London home this morning.

Mrs May is facing the political battle of her life today to hang on to her leadership and sell her Brexit deal as she comes under heavy fire from all sides.

The Prime Minister this morning took questions from members on the public on LBC Radio with host Nick Ferrari as her proposals for leaving the European Union hang in the balance.

While many more Tory MPs broke ranks with their leader to publicly declare they had sent their letters of no confidence in.

She said: "The pound could edge lower still before the weekend if the storm of Brexit controversy continues".

Under Conservative rules, a confidence vote in the leader is triggered if 15 percent of Conservative lawmakers - now 48 - write a letter to the party's 1922 Committee of backbenchers, which oversees leadership votes.

Striking a defiant tone, she laid down the gauntlet to Tory Eurosceptics over her Brexit deal today - warning that she is a "bloody hard woman".

On Friday, it was not clear whether Michael Gove, the most prominent Brexit-supporting minister in her government, would stay on as environment minister after May offered him the job of Brexit minister, British newspapers reported.

In a phone in on LBC Radio, Mrs May admitted she had "concerns" about the Irish border "backstop" - but insisted the overall package was the best thing for the UK.

Her Conservative government doesn't have a parliamentary majority, and relies on the support of the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland.

"This is an issue that I feel personally - as it happens my insulin is produced by a company in the EU, Denmark, so I know this is an issue that's a matter of importance to people".

'I truly believe this is the best deal, ' she added. "Yes", May emphasized, pledging to focus on bringing back a deal that "delivers on the vote of the British people".

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