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Tories 'circle the wagons' against plot to oust Theresa May - Irish Times

Senior Tories have rallied around Theresa May as the ringleader of the plot to oust her was roundly condemned. Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom and Ruth Davidson were part of a determined attempt to “circle the wagons” around the embattled UK prime ...and more »

Axe old guard to make way for young stars, senior Tories tell May - The Guardian

Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson and David Davis at the Conservative Party Conference. Photograph: Rupert Hartley/Rex/Shutterstock. Theresa May must appoint a new generation of MPs to top jobs to breathe new life into the Conservative party and rescue her ...and more »

The Guardian view on Tory splits: doctrinal differences - The Guardian

Theresa May and husband Philip wave to the crowd after her speech at the Conservative conference. 'Her cabinet is united – but mainly in their desire to succeed her.' Photograph: A Davidson/SHM/Rex/Shutterstock. Big as the blow was to Theresa May at ...and more »

Conservative party 'is like North Korea' - how Theresa May's disastrous week unfolded -

The first outward sign that all was not well for Theresa May was at the end of conference party thrown by the Tory-supporting Spectator magazine. Traditionally the Conservative leader and most of her most senior allies attend this annual party to ...and more »

Angry Conservative MPs help Theresa May see off coup attempt by condemning disloyal ringleader - The Independent

An attempt to topple Theresa May appears to have been crushed after angry Tory MPs rode to the rescue and turned their fire on the chief plotter. Ringleader Grant Shapps, a former party chairman, was left isolated when loyalist Conservative MPs ...and more »

Who will replace Theresa May? The runners and riders for Conservative leader - New Statesman

If the Tories have a leadership contest, here's who is in the running to be the next Prime Minister. By New Statesman · Print HTML. Who everyone is talking about: David Davis. The 68-year-old cabinet minister, charged with leading Brexit negotiations ...and more »

Outrageous good fortune smiles once again on Theresa May - The Guardian

Theresa May is a very lucky politician. Yes, really. Her career has been kissed with outrageous fortune. She was promoted to home secretary in the coalition government because Nick Clegg turned down the job and George Osborne – here's a lovely irony ...and more »

What is Boris Johnson up to? - (blog)

I'm writing this from the Conservative party conference where I can report that Boris Johnson, who has just wowed the blue rinses with a barn-storming speech, isn't preparing a leadership bid. At least, that's the line from all those closest to him ...and more »

These shocking whatsapp messages between squabbling MPs reveal the crisis at the heart of the Tory Party -

The backlash over an attempted coup was revealed in astonishing private messages between a group of Tory MPs. During the fractious exchanges, a key Boris Johnson ally called for an end to the 'witch-hunt' and urged his colleagues not to be 'w*****s ...and more »

Newspaper headlines: May 'to demote Boris' and Major's 'blast' - BBC News

The overwhelming message on Sunday's front pages is summed up in a Sunday Telegraph headline, which says the Tories are "at war". Rebel MPs are said to have given Theresa May until Christmas to make real progress on Brexit to avoid another attempt to ...and more »