Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Andrew Bridgen: ‘No one can find the off-button for the Maybot’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that “no one can find the off-button for the Maybot” as Theresa May is yet to set a date for her departure.

The Prime Minister is expected to meet Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee, in early June to discuss setting a timetable for the election of her successor as Conservative leader.

Mr Bridgen told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham: “Theresa May is getting her coat and hat on to leave the building but she is desperate to salvage something from her premiership.

“She will sell out the country, our democracy and the Conservative Party to get her awful Withdrawal Agreement across the line so that she leaves with something.

“That is a luxury that I can’t afford and the country can’t afford to let her have.”

He added: “No one can find the off-button for the Maybot.”

However, the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire suggested that Mrs May would step down before June 15 - when the General Meeting of the Conservative National Convention is set to take place.

The meeting is attended by all the Conservative association chairs, as well as representatives from Young Conservatives and Conservative Women’s Organisation.

“I am pretty confident that Theresa May will announce that she is standing down before [June 15],” Mr Bridgen said.  

“I would expect her to announce that she is standing down and triggering a leadership competition between June 10 and 12 to avoid having a huge humiliation of the party vote no confidence in the sitting Prime Minister.”

He added: “We want a new Prime Minister as soon as possible. I do not want to wait until September.

“I don’t think the country wants to wait.”

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