A total of 40 MPs in Britain's Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in PM Theresa May, according to a report. The figure still comes up short of the 48 needed to force a new leadership vote.
Dozens of members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party are willing to sign a letter of no confidence in the prime minister, the Sunday Times newspaper reported on Sunday.
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A total of 40 MPs reportedly agreed to sign, coming up short of the 48 needed to force a new leadership election — which could force May from office.
A separate report from the Mail on Sunday uncovered an allegedly secret letter from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Michael Gove in which they urged May to push for a hard Brexit approach.
"If we are to counter those who wish to frustrate that end, there are ways of underlining your resolve," the Johnson and Gove wrote in the letter, according to the Mail on Sunday.
The two ministers allegedly told May to "clarify the minds" of ministers in her cabinet who support a softer approach to Brexit and make them "internalize the logic" of Johnson and Gove's approach.