Archiv: 1922 Committee (UK)


06.06.2022 - 09:51 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson latest news: No confidence vote in Prime Minister today

Sir Graham said in a statement: “The threshold of 15 per cent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded.

“In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 TODAY MONDAY 6th JUNE — details to be confirmed.

06.06.2022 - 09:36 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris WILL face vote of no confidence TODAY: Graham Brady reveals 54 Tory MPs have submitted letters – with crunch ballot ‚at 6pm TONIGHT‘

– Boris Johnson is facing a confidence vote at 6pm tonight after Tories wrote letters to the 1922 committee
– The PM’s allies have insisted he will ‚fight his corner‘ amid warnings that an early general election is possible
– Backbench chief Sir Graham Brady calls a full vote when he receives 54 letters from MPs asking for one

04.02.2022 - 19:54 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Now desperate Boris sends Tories a BEGGING LETTER promising them a greater role in making Government policy if they hold off on vote of no confidence after another MP – number EIGHT – confirms he has submitted a letter to Sir Graham Brady

– Some Cabinet ministers believe ‚it feels like the end‘ for Mr Johnson’s premiership because of Partygate chaos
– Downing Street suffered a day of chaos yesterday as four of Mr Johnson’s most senior aides opted to resign
– Furious Conservative MPs have warned Mr Johnson that he must ’shape up or ship out‘ amid mounting fur

25.01.2022 - 15:26 [ Andrew Jacobs / Twitter ]

He’s still there because the Conservative party has no obvious credible replacement for him. I wonder if the 1922 committee already has the number of letters required for a no confidence vote but is sitting on it’s hands until the party has decided who they want to get behind?

25.01.2022 - 15:21 [ @FineLineDubai / Twitte ]

What’s the point of the Met Police investigating the No 10 Parties? Everyone knows Cressida Dick is biased in favour of Boris Johnson. We all know the truth won’t be told and justice will not be delivered. Another example of corruption & a waste of everyone’s time.

(…)

25.01.2022 - 15:17 [ nicki / Twitter ]

Partygate report to be delayed for WEEKS because of police probe: Met chief announces criminal investigation as ‚upset‘ Cabinet minister refuses to defend Boris’s birthday party (so has Cressida done PM a FAVOUR?)

25.01.2022 - 14:51 [ BBC ]

Police to investigate Downing Street lockdown parties

Commissioner Cressida Dick said they were looking into „potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations“ in Downing Street and Whitehall since 2020.

25.01.2022 - 14:45 [ ORF.at ]

Partys in Downing Street: Polizei leitet Ermittlungen ein

So sollen Kollegen von Regierungsmitarbeitern mit der Veröffentlichung kompromittierenden Materials in der Presse bedroht und eingeschüchtert worden sein, sagte Wragg dem „Telegraph“. Damit solle ein parteiinternes Misstrauensvotum verhindert werden. Die Parteimitglieder hätten erklärtermaßen oder mutmaßlich eine Abstimmung über die Parteiführung des Premierministers angestrebt.

20.01.2022 - 05:50 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson comes out ahead of Pork Pie plotters with big slice of good Covid news

There were signs last night of a dying down of the plot — named after more than a dozen MPs met in the office of Alicia Kearns, whose Rutland and Melton seat is the home of pork pie making.

The rebels were still short of gathering the 54 letters needed to be sent to backbench 1922 committee chairman Sir Graham Brady in order to trigger a vote of no confidence in the PM.

19.01.2022 - 20:18 [ iNews.co.uk ]

What is a no confidence vote? How many letters are needed to force vote on Boris Johnson and what happens next

A Tory leadership challenge would be triggered if 15 per cent of Tory MPs write to the chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee saying they no longer have confidence in Mr Johnson.

There were 360 Tory MPs – before Christian Wakeford defected to Labour – meaning that 54 need to submit a letter to prompt a confidence vote.

The 1922 Committee keeps the number who have submitted letters a closely guarded secret, but MPs are free to make public if they have done so.

19.01.2022 - 20:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

David Davis tells Boris Johnson ‘in the name of God, go’ at chaotic PMQs

The former Brexit secretary said: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that. So I will remind him of a quotation which may be familiar to his ear, Leopold Amery to Neville Chamberlain: ‘You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.’”

19.01.2022 - 05:27 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Rebel MPs plot to oust Boris Johnson, as Covid ‘Plan B’ restrictions to be scrapped

Details of ‘pork pie plot’ among Tories first elected in 2019 emerge as PM prepares to drop work from home guidance and Covid passports

19.01.2022 - 04:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

D-day for Boris as dozens of newly elected and Red Wall MPs threaten to trigger vote of no confidence TODAY with letters handed in after PMQs after group launched ‚Pork Pie Plot‘ to force him out following his car-crash interview

Fifty-four is the number required to trigger a vote, and while it is unclear how close the plotters are to reaching that figure, such discussions among so many MPs represents a worry for Mr Johnson.

Seven letters are known to have gone in already, but the process is designed to be secret and more may have been received by chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

19.01.2022 - 04:43 [ Mirror,co,uk ]

‚Pork Pie Plot‘ to ditch Boris Johnson as 20 Tory MPs submit no confidence letters

More than a dozen Tory MPs who were elected at the 2019 election met at Westminster to conspire over Boris Johnson’s future, The Mirror understands. The PM has been accused of lying to the House of Commons

19.01.2022 - 04:36 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson verheddert sich in „Lügen“-Debatte

Im Zuge der Enthüllungen werden die Rufe nach Johnsons Rücktritt immer lauter – auch in den eigenen Reihen. Johnson und zahlreiche Kabinettsmitglieder weichen Fragen darüber aus. Sie verweisen auf eine interne Ermittlung der hochrangigen Beamtin Sue Gray. Zunächst sollten die Ergebnisse abgewartet werden, sagte Finanzminister Rishi Sunak am Dienstag. Er glaube Johnson.

17.01.2022 - 03:49 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson grilled by Sue Gray over Downing Street parties as Tory anger boils over

One Tory MP said that they had written a letter of no confidence that would be submitted to the 1922 Committee once Ms Gray’s report was completed, and claimed that six other MPs would do likewise.

In a sign of the suspicion sweeping the parliamentary party, it is claimed that Tory whips have been monitoring the approach to the 1922 committee chairman’s office to see who submits letters.

13.01.2022 - 10:24 [ @VinysBack / Twitter ]

Im guessing whitty and most of SAGE will disappear too they where only safe whilst Boris was P.M. Van-Tam is sensing the end of the Boris Johnson regime it will be like rats jumping ship now !

#BorisResign #BorisOut #BorisJohnson #BorisMustGo

13.01.2022 - 10:20 [ talkRADIO / Twitter ]

BREAKING: England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam will be leaving his role, according to sources.

13.01.2022 - 10:07 [ MSN.com ]

Boris Johnson no-confidence letters: Which Tory MPs have written to 1922 committee to force leadership contest

A number of Tory MPs have submitted letters of no confidence in Boris Johnson, seeking to trigger a Conservative leadership election.

A rebellion within the Conservative Party was triggered on Wednesday when Mr Johnson issued a partial apology over a “bring your own booze” event held in Downing Street during lockdown.

05.04.2021 - 15:10 [ Graham Brady / Telegraph.co.uk ]

Vaccine passports show the state is reaching too far into our lives

There are, though, some people who can’t take the vaccine or, like pregnant women, are advised against it.

Banning these people from concerts and football matches would be divisive and discriminatory. As we plan for the peace, we should be vigilant in defence of liberty, where the state has reached too far into our lives, we should kick it out. No government in future should have the power to tell you whether you can see your children or grandchildren, nor should it be able to force you to publish your medical records as a condition for living a normal life.

06.02.2021 - 21:25 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson under pressure after eighteen Tory MPs back call to open schools in England by Feb 22

Among the 18 Tories who signed the pledge that „All schools should open full-time to all pupils from Feb 22 to March 8 are former Cabinet minister Esther McVey, ex-ministers Steve Baker, Tim Loughton and Harriet Baldwin, and chairman of the 1922 committee of backbench Conservative MPs Sir Graham Brady.

25.01.2021 - 07:08 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tory MPs revolt over plans to keep children off school until after Easter amid warnings Covid crackdowns are creating a ‘lost generation’

The group includes the former Cabinet minister Esther McVey and Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the influential 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, according to the Telegraph

And Mr Williams faced yet more opposition from Conservative colleagues last night, in the form of Education Select Committee Chairman Robert Halfon.

The former Minister of State for Skills revealed he had asked for an Urgent Question in the House of Commons in which he would demand to know the route-map for getting children back to school.

23.04.2020 - 20:38 [ Politicshome.com ]

Senior Tory MPs demand ‘step-by-step’ plan to end coronavirus lockdown within weeks

Leading figures from the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers met on Wednesday night to express their concern amid growing pressure for ministers to map a route out of the wide-ranging restrictions on normal life.

They said that the damage being done to the economy by the lockdown could potentially be more damaging to the UK in the long run than Covid-19.

05.06.2019 - 05:16 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Five Candidates Don’t Meet New ’22 Threshold

UPDATE: Official Statement:

Following meetings of the 1922 Executive Committee and the Conservative Party Board today, the rules on how the Conservative Party leadership contest will proceed have been agreed.

24.05.2019 - 06:08 [ Laura Kuenssberg,political editor / Twitter ]

3. Likely date for start of contest 10th June, so May still in place fully for Trump visit, then ministers hope contest for next PM can be wrapped up by end of July

24.05.2019 - 06:04 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MAY CLINGS ON: Theresa May to lay out a timetable to quit within weeks in last-ditch bid to pass Brexit deal

(Updated: 24th May 2019, 2:35 am)

In a last-ditch bid to buy more time for her Brexit deal, the PM is set to refuse spiralling Brexiteer demands to quit immediately despite losing much of her Cabinet’s support, allies say.

24.05.2019 - 03:54 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Theresa May will address the nation TODAY after disastrous Euro election to pledge Britain will have a new PM by summer – but she wants to DELAY Tory leadership vote for Trump’s state visit

– Mrs May will begin the day with a meeting with the Tories‘ backbench 1922 shop steward Sir Graham Brady
– She is then expected to address the nation from Downing Street to explain why she is leaving ‚the job I love‘

23.05.2019 - 06:03 [ Michael Fabricant ‏/ Twitter ]

Executive of 1922 has made no decision. Paralysis. I wonder if there should be a vote of No Confidence in the 1922 Executive? Colleagues are growing impatient.

23.05.2019 - 06:02 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚The sofa’s up against the door‘: Tory MPs count the hours until May quits as she ‚barricades‘ herself in Downing Street after Leadsom resigns on eve of today’s Euro elections that will see the party wiped out

However sources said meetings with senior ministers were postponed because Mrs May was having her regular audience with the Queen, who she was expected to brief on her intentions.

23.05.2019 - 06:00 [ Evening Standard ]

Brexit news latest: Theresa May clings onto power after 1922 Committee meeting

Theresa May is still clinging onto power after the executive of the 1922 Committee failed to agree a rule change which would allow a fresh bid to oust her.

22.05.2019 - 18:37 [ Sam Coates Times ‏/ Twitter ]

Theresa May looks like she’s trying to tough it out. 1. @Steven_Swinford reportings she’s refusing to see ministers tonight. 2. Tomorrow EU elex polling day mean broadcasters cannot report politics, scuppering momentum. 3. Then it’s recess until June 4. #JapaneseknotweedPM

22.05.2019 - 17:41 [ Jason Groves, political editor of the Daily Mail. / Twitter ]

Rumours – unconfirmed, but also not denied – that the PM is planning a statement from Downing Street tonight

22.05.2019 - 17:28 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚She needs to go‘: Now May’s Cabinet ministers line up to face the PM in private meetings as MPs demand she quit TODAY amid fury at disastrous Brexit Bill second referendum promise

– Theresa May’s plan to bring forward new Brexit Bill is in tatters after repeated attempts to woo Labour MPs
– Her chances of getting the deal through are fading as Tories voice opposition with 65-plus set to rebel
– Michael Gove has refused to guarantee that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would come to the Commons
– Tory 1922 committee is meeting at 4pm – after PM faces Commons – with members pledging to topple her

22.05.2019 - 17:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Theresa May faces full-scale revolt as Tory MPs call on 1922 Committee to pave way for fresh confidence vote

Theresa May’s premiership is on the brink amid a full-scale revolt over her new Brexit deal, with Tory MPs calling for a change in the party rules to facilitate a leadership challenge.

22.05.2019 - 17:26 [ theSun.co.uk ]

END GAME: Cabinet abandons isolated Theresa May as Brexiteers plot to kick her out TODAY

As Mrs May faces her final battle:
– Tory grandees threaten to change party rules so the leader can be removed immediately
– Fed-up backbenchers said she should go now and leave Brexit to her successor
– The PM’s DUP allies warned she is leaving Britain at the mercy of the EU
– Even Mrs May’s most loyal MPs said she should scrap the planned vote on her deal

22.05.2019 - 17:24 [ Evening Standard ]

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers meet to plot call for Theresa May’s resignation

Environment Secretary Michael Gove gave an apparent hint that a big Commons vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, due in the week of June 3, should be pulled.

Sources said several Cabinet ministers agreed with him that the vital Bill should be kept back for a new Tory leader to manage.

22.05.2019 - 17:21 [ BBC ]

Brexit: No 10 plans to stand firm as PM’s future unclear

A long-standing – but not usually a very public – critic likened me to a spectator at the guillotine as I stalked the commons corridors.

I asked him when he felt the political blade would fall on Theresa May’s premiership.

With a smile, he said: „Soon – very soon.“

17.05.2019 - 05:18 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Theresa May resists calls to name date of departure but vows to discuss leadership election timetable after vote on Brexit deal

Mrs May will meet Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, to set out a timetable for her departure after the second reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning June 3, he said today.

11.05.2019 - 13:20 [ Laurie White ‏/ Twitter ]

Sir Graham Brady has already ruled himself out as a potential leader with the membership by being such a wet lettuce over May’s resignation.

11.05.2019 - 13:18 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Sir Graham Brady considering running to replace Theresa May as Tory leader

Brexiteer Sir Graham told BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster programme: “I’ve heard people suggest I would be an interim Prime Minister.

“My simple answer to that is I don’t think we need an interim Prime Minister.

“I don’t think the British people want people to be stepping in to do interim jobs. I think they’re be looking to chose someone for the long term.”

09.05.2019 - 12:17 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Defiant May will bring back Brexit vote BEFORE European elections in two weeks as she desperately tries to see off embarrassing defeat at hands of Nigel Farage – and cling on to her job

– Sir Graham Brady suggested she could introduce the Withdrawal Agreement Bill – in the ’near future‘
– But some Tories believe the decision will see her caught in a trap if it fails to pass
– Tories fear a hammering at European elections at hands of the new Brexit Party
– Some officials believe they will get less than 10 per cent of the vote on May 23

09.05.2019 - 00:45 [ Sky News ]

George Osborne: Former chancellor urges cabinet to move against Theresa May

George Osborne tells Sky News he thinks the time has come for a new leader and new mandate in the Conservative Party.George Osborne tells Sky News he thinks the time has come for a new leader and new mandate in the Conservative Party.

09.05.2019 - 00:35 [ Eddie Dixon ‏/ Twitter ]

Graham Brady sums up the Conservative Party at this point in time, hopeless and weak no strength of character and Doomed to Failure.

(24.04.2019)

09.05.2019 - 00:32 [ BBC ]

Sir Graham Brady: ‚No public clarity‘ on Theresa May’s departure date

Sir Graham Brady has told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg that there is not yet „public clarity“ on when the prime minister will leave office.

08.05.2019 - 05:58 [ Phil Baker ‏/ Twitter ]

Sir Graham Brady and his 1922 Committee are getting to be a joke,

July is no good, there won’t be a Conservative Party that is resueable by then, the 1922 Committee are, in Thatchers words FRIT. Mrs May has to go NOW, tomorrow would not be soon enough!

08.05.2019 - 05:56 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexiteer compares Theresa May’s leadership to ‚DICTATORSHIP‘ in huge rant – ‚Time is UP‘

The Labour MP accused the Conservative Party rules of forcing a form of „dictatorship“ on Parliament as nothing can be done to oust the Prime Minister before the end of the year. Ms Hoey urged Theresa May to resign from her post as soon as possible in the best interest of the country and to help find a solution to the Brexit impasse.

07.05.2019 - 18:22 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Sir Graham Brady amid calls to resign

Theresa May is to meet the chairman of an influential committee of backbench Tory MPs, Sir Graham Brady, amid calls for her to set a firm resignation date.

It follows a request from the 1922 Committee for „clarity“ on the issue.

07.05.2019 - 05:02 [ theSun.co.uk ]

END OF THE LINE: Sir Graham Brady to tell PM to resign by end of July or face being ousted by MPs

Some even urged Sir Graham to quote the iconic line from the final episode of Line of Duty, where DI Kate Fleming AC-3 officer DI Michelle Brandyce to “stop making a t*t of yourself and p**s off”.

The PM’s response to Sir Graham will be vital and he will then report back to the 1922 committee tomorrow.

04.05.2019 - 14:44 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Senior ministers rally around to save Theresa May ahead of showdown meeting to decide her fate

Graham Brady, the head of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, is expected to meet Ms May on Tuesday to again urge her to set a date for her departure.

If she refuses, they will consider rewriting the rules to allow a fresh vote of no confidence this summer – a move the 1922 stepped back from last month.

25.04.2019 - 06:11 [ DailyMail..co.uk ]

May safe to December: PM cannot be ousted by her own MPs until the end of the year at the earliest as 1922 Committee of backbenchers REJECTS changing rules to get rid of her this summer

Mr Brady met privately with the PM before the committee talks, which began yesterday.

24.04.2019 - 00:19 [ Beth Rigby ‏/ Twitter ]

The 1922 executive are meeting in a ‘secret location’ and that the meeting, which started at 7pm, could be going on for a bit longer yet. Also told that tenor of conversation pointing to no definitive conclusion tonight. Unsurprising given the exec split.

24.04.2019 - 00:16 [ theGuardian.com ]

Senior Conservatives to vote on ousting Theresa May

Some 1922 Committee members want to change rules to allow second no-confidence vote

23.04.2019 - 16:52 [ Independent.co.uk ]

The Independent Group will back Theresa May in any vote of confidence, says Heidi Allen

The new Independent Group of MPs has agreed to back Theresa May in any vote of no confidence, one of its most prominent members has said.

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, former Conservative MP Heidi Allen said the group – which also consists of eight Labour MPs – had decided not to do anything that would facilitate a general election.

23.04.2019 - 16:48 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Tory MPs Supporting Brexit Party, 1922 Rule Change Rumoured

Sources within the 1922 Committee suggest that there is a fair chance the executive will endorse a rule change tonight allowing a fresh challenge if a third of the parliamentary party indicates they will support it – effectively raising the threshold in terms of numbers of MPs required and removing the one challenge-a-year rule. Alternatively the 12 month challenge delay period could be reduced to six months – meaning the next leadership challenge would be on from June 3rd.

23.04.2019 - 16:44 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit news – live: Senior Tory MP demands Theresa May resign ‚today‘, as EU withdrawal talks with Labour resume

Theresa May should announce her resignation as prime minister „today“ in order to break the Brexit impasse, a senior Conservative has said.

Nigel Evans, secretary of the Tory backbench 1922 committee, told the Today programme that new leadership was needed, warning that the process „can’t start soon enough“.

03.04.2019 - 17:53 [ Theo Usherwood, Political Editor of @LBC / Twitter ]

Tory MPs suggesting indicative vote at 5pm at the 1922 committee on the PM’s leadership. (They can’t hold a formal process because December’s vote gives May a one year grace period). Asked one rhetorically: “A lot of anger this afternoon.” “No,” he replied. “It’s fury.”

03.04.2019 - 17:49 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tory MPs launch bid to kick Theresa May out TODAY after soft Brexit bid

Sources said the MPs believe desperate action is needed before Downing Street thrashes out a soft Brexit compromise with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. One said: “They’re saying this is about the survival of the party itself.”

The ballot wouldn’t be officially binding – but if Mrs May lost it could speed up her departure from No10.

20.03.2019 - 18:41 [ Peter Walker, political correspondent for the Guardian / Twitter ]

I’m outside the gathering of the 1922 committee of backbench Tory MPs. Today they are being addressed by party chair Brandon Lewis rather than a certain T May. Desks are being banged, as is traditional.

29.01.2019 - 07:18 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Theresa May’s Plan B in chaos amid open revolt from Tory Brexiteers

The Prime Minister made a personal plea to her backbenchers to support a plan to renegotiate the Northern Irish backstop, but Eurosceptics refused on the grounds that it would not be legally binding.

On Monday night Downing Street frantically tried to claw back support by telling Brexiteers Mrs May will seek to reopen the EU Withdrawal…

12.12.2018 - 11:01 [ Kurier.at ]

Brexit: May muss sich am Abend Misstrauensvotum stellen

Die Schwelle für die erforderliche Zahl an konservativen Abgeordneten sei erreicht worden.

12.12.2018 - 10:52 [ Good Morning Britain / Twitter ]

BREAKING: A no-confidence vote against Theresa May has been triggered. The vote will happen between 6-8pm tonight.

12.12.2018 - 10:48 [ Harry Yorke / Twitter ]

Theresa May will face a confidence vote, Graham Brady confirms

22.11.2018 - 06:30 [ reaction.life ]

If the Tories don’t remove May now they face electoral oblivion

There is nothing more dangerous and self-defeating in politics, as in every other area of life, than the inability to discern the true significance of events, viewing them instead through a prism of self-interest, groupthink and partisanship. That is the problem currently blinding all those in the Westminster bubble.

21.11.2018 - 11:24 [ KentOnline.co.uk ]

Brexit split among Kent MPs

As the Prime Minister continues to face pressure over her leadership, the county’s MPs – like the rest of the country – are split on whether the deal delivers what the government promised.

But only one has decided to join those who have called for a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister by submitting a formal letter to the chairman of the 1922 committee Graham Brady – the MP for Gravesham Adam Holloway.

21.11.2018 - 10:57 [ Independent.co.uk ]

DUP expected to abstain for second time on crucial Budget votes

MPs from the Democratic Unionist Party are expected to abstain for a second time on crucial Budget votes in the Commons in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

It comes after Eurosceptics in the party faced questions over the apparent collapse of their efforts to trigger a no confidence in the prime minister.

21.11.2018 - 09:22 [ LBC.co.uk ]

Is This Why The Tory Rebel Plot To Topple Theresa May Faltered?

“When you are Tory MP, you’re over 55 and you’ve been there for a few years,” he said.

“And you think on principle you ought to rebel but then, of course, you know what happens to Tory MPs when they retire if they’ve been good boys and girls?

“They go to the House of Lords and rebels don’t go to the House of Lords!”

20.11.2018 - 18:14 [ Guardian News / Youtube ]

Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg and David Davis speak at ERG press conference – watch live

David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the chair of the European Research Group, are among the speakers at an ERG press conference to mark the publication of a paper about the benefits of leaving the customs union

20.11.2018 - 18:12 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: Jacob Rees-Mogg says the time to move against the PM is ’now‘

The Brexiteer says it’s now or never for those who want get rid of May – or else she could lead the party into the next election.

20.11.2018 - 18:04 [ theSun.co.uk ]

ALL MOUTH AND NO TROUSERS‘: Brexiteer Nadine Dorries blames scared Tory MEN for failed coup against Theresa May – but claims they only need two more letters

„I can tell you this – it certainly isn’t for all the women in the ERG – all the women have put their letters in.“

She speculated that there were around 46 letters of no confidence in, two shy of the number needed to force a vote in Mrs May’s leadership, and added: „I know of key people holding their letters back.“

20.11.2018 - 08:02 [ inews.co.uk ]

Brexit backing Tories fail to deliver 48 MPs needed for no-confidence vote in Theresa May

Conservative critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy are struggling to gather enough support to force a vote of no-confidence in her leadership.

The so-called “pizza plot” by five pro-Brexit Cabinet ministers to press Mrs May to take a tougher stance with Brussels also appeared to be fading.

20.11.2018 - 07:56 [ Zeit,de ]

Theresa May: Premierministerin May befürchtet kein Misstrauensvotum

In einem Interview mit dem Sender Sky News sagte die konservative Politikerin, ihrer Kenntnis nach seien nicht genügend Stimmen aus ihrer Partei zusammengekommen, um ein solches Verfahren einzuleiten. Mindestens 48 Stimmen sind nötig, um ein parteiinternes Misstrauensvotum zu ermöglichen.

18.11.2018 - 18:35 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tory MPs lie about submitting no confidence letters, says Sir Graham Brady

He said he personally believed a ballot would not be “helpful” as he refused to be drawn on how close to the magic number of 48 letters he was and insisted he was the only person who knew, with even his wife being kept in the dark.

18.11.2018 - 13:31 [ theGuardian.com ]

Theresa May to visit Brussels this week as she defends Brexit deal – Politics live

Sun 18 Nov 2018 11.02 GMT
First published on Sun 18 Nov 2018 08.39 GMT

PM says she will meet Juncker to discuss future relationships as she says as far as she knows the 48 letter limit for no confidence vote has not been reached

18.11.2018 - 13:27 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Where’s Graham Brady? Here’s what the Tory kingmaker has been doing this weekend

He’s the chair of the 1922 Committee, and is in charge of counting the number of letters Tory MPs have written calling for a vote of no-confidence in her leadership.

If that figure reaches 48 (or 15% of the Parliamentary party), he’s expected to visit Number 10 to inform the Prime Minister in person that she’s facing a challenge to her leadership.

So people are understandably interested in his whereabouts.

18.11.2018 - 13:09 [ Radio Utopie ‏/ Twitter ]

Graham Brady’s wife doesn’t know – but the Prime Minister. Hear, hear…

#letters #May #Brady #1922Committee #NoConfidence #Leave #sovereignty #UK #EUEmpire

18.11.2018 - 12:20 [ Alex Wickham, senior political correspondent @BuzzFeedUK / Twitter ]

Graham Brady on @JPonpolitics – letters not at 48 – hasn’t told his wife the number – the idea he would sit on letters to protect the PM is offensive – some MPs have lied about sending in letters – hasn’t sent a letter to himself

– but he’s not happy with May’s deal

18.11.2018 - 12:16 [ Ridge / Twitter ]

‚The 48 letter limit has not been reached‘ says Theresa May, meaning there are not enough no-confidence letters to trigger a Tory leadership contest #Ridge

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17.11.2018 - 19:15 [ Sky News ]

Frenetic efforts to save Theresa May and her Brexit plan

So far Sir Graham Brady, chair of the backbench 1922 committee who is responsible for declaring that moment, has made no public comment.

It is unclear whether Number 10’s frenetic efforts this weekend are intended to prevent the number of letters getting to 48, or to ensure the prime minister can get the backing of the 150 Tory MPs she would need to win a confidence vote – either way, the fight is on.

17.11.2018 - 13:49 [ Sky.com ]

Brexiteers keep up pressure on PM’s leadership and ’serfdom‘ Brexit deal

Ms Dorries added: „MPs will think to themselves, ‚If I vote to keep the prime minister in place she’s going to be there for the next 12 months when anything could happen, is that what I want?‘ And I think most MPs will vote ’no‘.“

She defended her description of the Brexit deal as leaving the UK as „slaves“ to the EU.

„I would call us a vassal state, an empty state, I’d call it serfdom, it’s appalling,“ Ms Dorries said.

17.11.2018 - 13:46 [ Sky News / Twitter ]

The PM is told she may face a confidence vote by Monday and that her Brexit deal doesn’t have a „cat in hell’s chance“ of being passed

17.11.2018 - 13:44 [ Standard.co.uk ]

The Londoner: MPs in dark over ‘secret’ 1992 rules

(24.10.2018) Theresa May’s invitation to speak to the members of the 1922 Committee at 5pm today has been the centre of fevered speculation. What everyone knows — it has been repeated ad nauseam in recent weeks — is that a vote of no-confidence in the Prime Minister is triggered when 15 per cent of Tory MPs write a letter to the 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady. Currently it would take 48 letters to be submitted. Brady alone knows how many letters are received — despite endless press reports of it being “close”.

17.11.2018 - 12:20 [ BBC ]

Baker on 48 letters to start May leadership challenge

Mr Baker: „They will tell you they have put in letters in when they haven’t, they will take them out and not tell you they have them put them out , they will say they have submitted them when they haven’t, and so forth.“

17.11.2018 - 12:06 [ Sky News Breaking ‏/ Twitter ]

Sky sources: All government whips have been told to cancel any engagements today and return to London as a source close to the whip’s office says a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister is now „likely“

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17.11.2018 - 10:34 [ theGuardian.com ]

Tory revolt: how Graham Brady became party’s most powerful backbencher

It is to Brady that Conservative MPs must send letters of no confidence if they wish to formally trigger a challenge to May’s leadership. For this to happen at least 15% of Tory MPs must do this, making a current threshold of 48.

17.11.2018 - 10:31 [ Independent.co.uk ]

What is the 1922 Committee? How Jacob Rees-Mogg and other backbenchers could overthrow Theresa May

Once the threshold is passed Sir Graham is obliged to begin the vote as soon as possible.

If the prime minister survives the vote and sees off a leadership challenge, she would be rewarded with a year’s immunity from a fresh coup attempt.

17.11.2018 - 10:18 [ theGuardian.com ]

Conservative leadership: The Tory MPs known to have sent a letter of no confidence in May

The true number of letters that have been sent in is almost certainly higher. There is no obligation for MPs to disclose whether they have sent in letters to the chairman of the party’s backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.