Cabinet 'tearing itself apart' as Brexit Secretary enters crucial Brussels negotiations
It is an "open top secret" that there are at least three factions within the cabinet seeking to replace Theresa May "when the time is right". The most obvious contenders for the post are Brexit champion, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a candidate in the last leadership election until being "stabbed in the back" by Michael Gove shortly before the ballot, David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, who has long harboured ambitions to lead the Conservative party having been beaten by David Cameron in 2005, and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond who is known to be in favour of closer links to Europe than his colleagues. It is also bizarre that Hammond criticises cabinet members for leaking to the press, while at the same time briefing against other ministers. Add to this list, a number of conservative MP's who are known, or rumoured to be, actively positioning themselves for a run at the leadership, under the "new blood" banner. Amber Rudd, David Gauke,Angela Leadsom, Micheal Gove (again), Rory Stewart and no doubt numerous others lurking in the shadows of Westminster awaiting their chance.
The day after the Cabinet’s feuding was revealed by the Chancellor, David Davis jetted off for a much heralded meeting to "commence negotiations". Talks which were so important that Davis turned up with no notes, and left to return to London less than two hours after the meeting started.
This country is the laughing stock of Europe and the fault lies squarely with the cabinet and this government.
Until the question of the leadership of the conservative party is finally resolved, the United Kingdom will be nothing more than a joke throughout the world which will continue to damage our position. Theresa May is too discredited and too weak to be of any influence and consequently should step aside. If she is not prepared to take this course, then the cabinet and other MP's must show the backbone necessary to force a leadership election.Only in this way can the United Kingdom regain some credibility, and rescue ourselves from the unholy mess that this government and its intrigues has led us into.