Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that Theresa May's apparent determination to lead the Conservative Party into the next election is a decision that is unlikely to be hers to make.
Vince Cable said:
“Within hours of Theresa May saying she will fight the next general election, Conservatives have been lining up to say that she won't. Far from strengthening her leadership position, she has weakened it.
She pledged to lead the Conservatives into the next election, but she also pledged not to call a general election.
“With half her cabinet and even Jacob Rees-Mogg on manoeuvres, this might not be her decision to make.
“And the vow of undying loyalty from Boris Johnson will have done little to calm fraying nerves in Downing Street.
“Ministers should be focused on getting to grips with their shambolic Brexit strategy and fight for the national interest. Instead they are clearly worrying about their own careers and the worsening Conservative in-fighting.”