The Tories’ inability to lead Brexit negotiations was laid bare today as Theresa May’s weak leadership was mocked in the European Parliament.
Manfred Weber, the leader of the biggest group in the European Parliament, said he could no longer tell who was speaking for the UK Government.
“Who shall I call in London? Who speaks for the Government? Theresa May, Boris Johnson or even David Davis?”
— EPP Group (@EPPGroup) October 3, 2017
He challenged May to regain some credibility by sacking Johnson as Foreign Secretary.
But Theresa May continues to bottle it – despite the Tory conference being completely overshadowed by the challenge to her leadership.
All the media appearances she made this morning were dominated by the issue.
On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, May was asked: “Who is in charge of Brexit?”
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) October 3, 2017
The first question she was asked on Sky News was: “Is he a threat to your leadership?”
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 3, 2017
And on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, May looked uncomfortable as she was asked if Johnson was “unsackable”:
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) October 3, 2017
It’s clear that, in her own words, Theresa May is now “alone and naked” in the Brexit negotiations…