Oh dear. It’s not turning out to be an easy Sunday morning for Theresa May. The front pages are emblazoned with headlines like ‘Tories in turmoil’ and the ones inside aren’t much better. There are reports of more letters calling for a confidence vote in the Prime Minister making their way to Graham Brady. Meanwhile, Tory MP Jonny Mercer has predicted (while promoting his new book) that Jeremy Corbyn ‘could well be prime minister if we don’t get our sh-t together’.
But surely May can still rely on her closest allies to back her up? Perhaps not. Damian Green – May’s close friend who she sacked as First Secretary of State – has created a flurry of excitement on social media this morning. The May loyalist has ‘liked’ a tweet in which a journalist describes May as ‘hopeless, hopeless’ and warns that every day she remains is ‘another day closer to a Corbyn government’:
So, what’s going on? Green insists he did not mean to click ‘like’ as he doesn’t agree with its sentiment:
For the avoidance of any doubt I did not mean to like this tweet and if I did it was a mistake as I was scrolling through. I don’t agree with it at all. https://t.co/yTIi1dFqZK
— Damian Green (@DamianGreen) January 28, 2018
However, it still remains on his ‘like’ page:
Well, we did hear rumours Green struggled with technology…