Tory feuding continues despite Theresa May’s ballot victory

Tory feuding continues despite Theresa May’s ballot victory

He has been a vocal critic of her Brexit deal, and said he wouldn't back it unless the infamous backstop was removed.

Vicious feuding within the Conservative Party has continued despite Theresa May's victory in Wednesday's vote on her leadership and her call for politicians to "come together" in the national interest. A Brexiteer Cabinet minister has said that May would be "gone by Friday".

But her decision to cancel Tuesday's Parliamentary vote on her deal at the last minute proved to be the final straw for many who had previously given her the benefit of the doubt.

Describing the comment as an example of "hopelessly inaccurate and politically biased" Treasury forecasting, Mr Rees-Mogg said: "Don't take the Chancellor too seriously when he gets a little bit over-excited - an unusual state for him, it has to be said".

Huw Merriman, in response to Mr Rees-Mogg, sarcastically asked: "So I went to a Secondary Modern and am not the brightest spark but this fella from Eton seems to think that a 52% vs 48% vote is a mandate for change whilst 63% vs 37% isn't conclusive?"

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Former party leader Iain Duncan Smith - whose Commons office was reportedly used as an headquarters by rebel Tories during Wednesday's voting - told the Chancellor to "moderate your language".

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: "The last thing our country needs right now is a Conservative Party leadership election".

"I'm going to talk to your colleague now, James Cleverly - I gather that you don't necessarily want to talk to each other", she told Mr Bridgen.

She announced she would defer it and seek extra reassurances from the European Union to make sure it got through parliament, in particular hoping to resolve issues with the Northern Irish border.

The Conservatives had to build a "country that works for everyone" and deliver "the Brexit people voted for".

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"I am hopeful that all of these groups grow up and support the Prime Minister".

The challenge against Mrs May has been brought by Conservative MPs who think she has watered down the Brexit that voters were promised in the 2016 referendum.

"I've no doubt that there will have been people in the room there who applauded the Prime Minister but are part of one campaign or another", he said.

Appearing at the press conference in Westminster this morning, Labour MP Margaret Beckett suggested Britain should stop Brexit.

SNP leader Ian Blackford said Labour has until the end of the day to table the motion or he will.

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