Boris Johnson 'reminds Theresa May of her promise to quit' as Brexit pressure mounts

Posted On: 
23rd March 2019

Boris Johnson reportedly reminded Theresa May of her promise to quit as Prime Minister during two meetings in Downing Street this week.

Mr Johnson held two meetings with the Prime Minister this week.
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The Telegraph reports that the former foreign secretary met with the Prime Minister on Friday and one other occasion this week.

He is said to have reminded her of her of the committment she made to Conservative MPs following her failure to win a majority in 2017’s snap General Election.

Then, Mrs May told her party colleagues that she would remain as PM only "as long as you want me".

Mr Johnson is also said to have this week asked the Prime Minister how her approach to Brexit will change, with the Prime Minister reportedly displaying no intention of quitting.

However, The Times reports that Number 10 sources have indicated that discussions about a timetable for her departure are underway.

Mrs May is under increasing pressure to quit amid speculation that her proposed Brexit deal will be rejected by MPs for a third time next week, if it is voted on at all.

At least one previously supportive Cabinet minister now reportedly wants Mars May to make way, while a number of other MPs have indicated to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative Party's backbench 1922 Committee, that they would like her replaced.

However, they cannot force a vote of no confidence in her, as she won one less than a year ago.