Cabinet coup: Theresa May is told she must go as ministers plot to install Michael Gove in No 10 to save Brexit | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Cabinet coup: Theresa May is told she must go as ministers plot to install Michael Gove in No 10 to save Brexit

Theresa May could be ousted from No 10 within days after her Cabinet plotted to replace her with Michael Gove as a caretaker Prime Minister.

A senior Downing Street source told The Mail on Sunday last night that even Mrs May’s Chief Whip, Julian Smith, had advised her to set out her departure plans, with Environment Secretary Mr Gove emerging as the ‘consensus choice’ to succeed her.

Mr Gove is being championed by Cabinet Brexiteers who are furious about what they see as an attempted ‘coup’ by Remain-backing David Lidington, Mrs May’s de facto deputy.

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