It’s all kicking off in the Conservative party. After a week of Eurosceptic rebellion, resignations and in-fighting, Theresa May has been dealt another blow to her Brexit position in the form of President Trump. The US President has used an interview with the Sun to criticise the UK Prime Minister and appear to rule out a UK/US trade deal. He also appeared to open the door to backing a successor for May – telling the paper that Boris Johnson would make a great prime minister.
Alas not everyone agrees. Margot James – a DCMS minister – has taken to social media to say that, actually, her colleague would be ‘terrible’:
No Mr President @POTUS Boris Johnson would make a terrible PM
— Margot James (@margot_james_mp) July 13, 2018
The Conservative party, 2018.