Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Violent Language Against May Continues as Tories Say She Should 'Bring Her Own Noose' to Brexit Meeting
Morning Star, Uk

TORY rifts have deepened after backbenchers used violent language towards embattled Prime Minister Theresa May by saying she should “bring her own noose” to their Brexit meeting tomorrow.

In anonymous briefings, some of her opponents within the Conservative Party have said that she would be “knifed in the front” and “assassinated” during the 1922 Committee meeting.

Tory Brexiteers are also threatening a vote of no confidence in Ms May unless she alters her course for leaving the European Union.

Tory MP Robert Halfon, chairman of the education select committee, said the comments by some members of the 1922 Committee made the Tories look “awful” in the eyes of the public.

Health select committee chairwoman Sarah Wollaston condemned “spineless cowards on my benches.”

Brexiteer Mark Francois said the language was “unacceptable,” but he would not tell chief whip Julian Smith how to do his job by urging him to reveal identities of those who made the comments.

Pro-Remain Tory Anna Soubry attacked Francois on Twitter afterwards, saying she was “appalled” that he had tried to excuse the language used.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said the language was “counter-productive” and warned his fellow Brexiteers that it risked increasing sympathy and support for Ms May.

Labour’s Yvette Cooper, who chairs the home affairs select committee, said Tory whips should unmask the MPs.

Ms May’s official spokesman said that the PM expected those in public life to avoid “dehumanising” and “derogatory” language.

Meanwhile, Ms May claimed that she is “95 per cent” finished on her agreements with the EU on Brexit.

Labour’s Peter Dowd responded: “May I remind the House that 95 per cent of the Titanic’s journey was completed successfully.”

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry added: “The bit she has got to agree yet is extremely difficult.”

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