Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that the Conservatives need a new “leader who is a Brexiteer”.
He told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “The prime minister has failed to stand up in the negotiations for British interests.
“She is surrounded by third-rate advisers. The only saving grace for the government is that Jeremy Corbyn and his frontbench are not even worthy of a rating. It is a terrible time for British politics.
“I am despairing so goodness knows what the electorate are thinking. I don’t think we are going to get Brexit through this Parliament. We need a new Conservative leader who is a Brexiteer.”
He added: “I would not advocate a general election with Theresa May leading us.”
But, Mr Bridgen suggested that a general election would be an opportunity to "reset the House of Commons".
"It would fill the House of Commons with MPs who actually have the guts to build on the British people's mandate to leave the European Union."
However, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries told Julia that MPs should vote for Theresa May’s deal “because if they don’t Brexit will be lost”.
She added: “I don’t altogether buy that it is worse than staying in the EU. I see it is an opportunity once the political declaration is reopened to send in a new prime minister to negotiate forward. So, that we can get an even better deal moving on.”