Boris Johnson says he feels a deep sense of ‘personal responsibility’ for Brexit and Britain can do ‘much better’ than the PM’s deal as he predicts May will suffer a big defeat on crunch vote
bYJAKE KANTER//Theresa May is facing a coup — and it’s people close the British prime minister plotting to remove her from office.
That’s according to The Sunday Times and The Mail on Sunday, which both carried reports claiming that Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, and Sir Lynton Crosby are on manoeuvres.
Johnson resigned his post in July after disagreeing with May’s Brexit vision, meaning he is now an influential figure on the backbenches of the governing Conservative Party. Crosby is an election campaign strategist, who oversaw May’s disastrous general election operation in 2017, but worked with Johnson on two successful mayoral elections in London.