The Prime Minister has fallen victim to a torrent of abuse from anonymous members of her own party, sparking widespread criticism from across the political spectrum.
These comments were in direct response to recent updates regarding Brexit. Theresa May, in response to mounting frustration from across the political spectrum, has claimed that negotiations are ‘95% complete’ whilst others claim that negotiations are deteriorating.
However many in the party believe her time is nearly over, with a senior Brexiteer saying that the PM should “bring her own noose” to Wednesday’s meeting of the 1922 committee.
One backbencher allegedly stated: ‘The moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon.’ Whilst another backbencher asked: ‘Have they learned nothing following the assassination of Jo Cox?’
Jo Cox, Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, was brutally murdered by a far-right terrorist whilst in her constituency. Whilst attacking Jo Cox, Thomas Mair claimed that: ‘This is for Britain’. He was later found guilty of four charges, including murder.
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, in response to the comments made by anonymous backbenchers, posted on Twitter: ‘Few disagree with her more than I do, but language like this debases politics. Get a grip, Tories.’
Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Brexit, appearing on the Andrew Marr Show, stressed that ‘now is the time to play for the team’ whilst diminishing the significance of comments made by backbench members of his own party by claiming that ‘it’s understandable there are jitters on all sides of this debate’ as the UK comes close to concluding its withdrawal from the European Union.