Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Labour Leave's co-chair Kate Hoey has claimed now is the time for the Prime Minister to step down, as cross-party Brexit talks continue.

The MP for Vauxhall said Theresa May should resign from her position for the “future of the country”, but said it was apparent she could not see that her "time was up" in the role.

“What people don’t genuinely understand is how she cannot see that her time is up and she should be going and she should be going quickly if she’s genuinely interested in the future of the country," she told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer.

“It almost seems like we live in a dictatorship at the moment. Very few people want her to be there and yet nothing can be done about it and we can’t get rid of her because of these ridiculous rules that the Conservatives have got."

Theresa May is expected to meet with the 1922 Committee chair Sir Graham Brady today, amid reports that she was asked for "clarity" by the Committee on when she plans to step down as Prime Minister.

She had previously announced that she would step down if her Withdrawal Agreement is ratified, but has not made clear how long she intends to stay if no deal is reached by the end of October.

Ms Hoey added: “MPs will have realised out there in the country, particularly outside London, people are just angry and fed up and want to get on with it in the sense of being able to get out properly and I think that could generally make it very difficult now to make a deal between the two parties."

Words by Wesley Hudson 

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