The knives are out for the Prime Minister, with senior MP Andrew Bridgen demanding he resign even if Britain votes for Remain.
David Cameron is “finished” as Tory leader, a senior Conservative MP said today.
Andrew Bridgen said the Prime Minister will face a leadership challenge regardless even if Britain votes for Remain on June 23rd.
He said Brexit would lead to an “orderly departure”, but even if he secures a narrow victory, he’ll face a coup from backbenchers, in an interview to be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live today.
A no-confidence vote in the Tory leader is triggered if 50 MPs write to the 1922 Committee of backbenchers demanding one.
Mr Bridgen says there are at least 50 Tory MPs lining up to stick the knife in to Cameron.
And one MP reportedly told the Sunday Times: “I don’t want to stab the Prime Minister in the back – I want to stab him in the front so I can see the expression on his face.
“You’d have to twist the knife, though, because we want it back for Osborne.”
Meanwhile, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson wrote to David Cameron today, branding his failure to curb immigration “corrosive of public trust.”
They wrote: “Voters were promised repeatedly at elections that net immigration could be cut to the tens of thousands. This promise is plainly not achievable as long as the UK is a member of the EU and the failure to keep it is corrosive of public trust in politics.”
They go on to claim British public services cannot cope with the scale of migration, which they say will lead to increased class sizes.