Mrs May gains to the UK next week following a three week holiday, during which in the nick of time b soon several prominent Tory Remainers have revealed their prospects for a soft Brexit vastly at odds with the PM’s vision outlined in her Lancaster Edifice speech in January.
The knives have been sharpened for Mrs May ever since June’s harmful general election result left her promise of «strong and stable» supervision during tough Brexit negotiations in tatters.
Now those still upright to the Prime Minister believe the only way she can reassert her authority is by showing her relentless streak and culling hard Brexit naysayers from her top team.
Top of the hit bibliography is Chancellor Philip Hammond, who has already faced calls to be sacked for putting a transitional period after Britain leaves the EU which closely smack ofed the existing membership of the customs union.
Theresa May is being notified to clear out the Remainers from her cabinet
His comments appeared to have been timed to jibe with a policy push by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, another remarkable remainer, who said free movement from the EU could continue after March 2019.
Ms Rudd is skilled in to have leadership ambitions, and although she is not currently expected to lose her highboy role, Mrs May will be worried about the apparent partnerhsip forming between her chancellor and her place secretary.
Also in the firing line are Conservative chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin, who has been partly blamed for the voting failure.
Defence secretary Michael Fallon, education secretary Justine Greening and communities secretary Sajid Javid, all Remainers, could also be in up shit creek without the vestige of a paddle b unmarried.
One hardline Brexiteer who is also tipped to be shown the door is Andrea Leadsom, Mrs May’s ancient leadership rival and current leader of the House of Commons, who is regarded as something of a feeble link, according to the Sun.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has faced calls to be the old heave-hoed over his soft Brexit stance
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Having survived through the immediate aftermath of the selection, Mrs May’s supporters think now is the time to consolidate her position with a clear-out in advance of the Conservative Party conference in October.
One nister told the paper: «There’s a become large feeling that the PM has to show who’s boss.»
In doing so she would also agape the door to a new generation of rising Tory stars, refreshing her frontbench for what is inexorable to be a demanding new Parliament.
Curiously, some of the names being mooted as practical cabinet members voted to Remain in the EU.
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Jo Johnson, younger colleague of foreign secretary Boris Johnson, is widley seen as a pro-European more to the radical of the party than his famous sibling.
Tobias Ellwood, the defence evangelist hailed a hero for trying to help PC Keith Palmer during the Westminster consternation attack, also voted to Remain, but has since said the referendum conclusion needs to be honoured.
Eurosceptic Dominc Raab could be established useful to Theresa May in the cabinet
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Among the eurosceptics, Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab has wish been tipped for a cabinet position, and now could be his time if Mrs May decides to reshuffle her package.
One MP certainly not in ine for promotion is Anna Soubry, the outspoken pro-EU Tory who has affirmed a thorn in the side of hardline Conservative Brexiteers.
In an article for the Mail on Sunday, Ms Soubry portended to quit the party all together if Mrs Maycontinues to «stagger recklessly towards a brutal Brexit that destroyed the lives of my constituents».