Lord Michael Heseltine, who served as deputy prime minister under John Major, has said that Theresa May lost “any credibility” she had when she “crossed the floor to become a Brexiteer”.
Mrs May has since said that she will step down after her withdrawal agreement is passed came in response to calls from a number of her backbenchers for her to name the date of her departure in return for their help in pushing the deal through Parliament.
Lord Heseltine told talkRADIO’s Eamonn Holmes that the indicative votes set to take place tonight are “a step forward from the abyss”.
“I admire hugely the MPs who have put their loyalty to this country above their party loyalties,” he said.
“They have taken control of the agenda.”
When questioned about the prime minister’s leadership, he said: “Theresa May is a Remainer who has crossed the floor to become a Brexiteer. Any credibility she had is gone.”
He went further to suggest leaving the European Union was “the most serious political mess of his lifetime”.