‘Terrible’: Tory despair over leadership deepens but May ploughs on

As prime minister asks EU for short delay, her party openly ponders how long she can last

Several times during the torrid Brexit drama of the past two years, Theresa May has adopted her own version of what Tony Blair used to call his “masochism strategy” – in her case by making herself available for hostile cross-examination by her backbenchers.

On Tuesday, though, as both wings of her deeply riven party erupted in fury and despair after the decision to ask for a three-month Brexit delay, she sent the ebullient Tory chairman, Brandon Lewis, in her stead.

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Source: The Guardian
‘Terrible’: Tory despair over leadership deepens but May ploughs on