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40 MPs ready to sign letter of no-confidence in Theresa May
 
(London, Nov 12, 2017):Forty British members of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

That is eight short of the number needed to trigger a party leadership contest, the mechanism through which May could be forced from office and replaced by another Conservative.

May has been struggling to maintain her authority over her party since a snap election on June 8 which she called thinking she would win by a wide margin but instead resulted in her losing her parliamentary majority.

Divided over how to extricate Britain from the European Union and hit by multiple scandals involving ministers, May's government has failed to assert control over a chaotic political situation that is weakening London's hand in Brexit talks.

An earlier attempt to unseat May in the wake of her disastrous speech at the annual party conference fizzled out, but many Conservatives remain unhappy with the prime minister's performance and talk of a leadership contest has not gone away.

May has lost two cabinet ministers in as many weeks: Michael Fallon stepped down as defence secretary after becoming implicated in a wider scandal about sexual misconduct in parliament, while Priti Patel resigned as aid minister after she was found to have had secret meetings with top Israeli officials.

In the event of a leadership contest, if a challenger defeated May he or she would take over as Conservative leader and as prime minister. A national election is not necessary for that to happen.


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Men also face sexual abuse in film industry: Radhika Apte
 (Mumbai, Nov 20, 2017):Actor Radhika Apte says sexual abuse is not limited to women in the fi  
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Police increase Deepika Padukone’s security
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KERALA NEWS
Dileep can visit Dubai
 (Kochi, Nov 21, 2017, DG): The Kerala High Court on Tuesday relaxed the bail conditions of ac
Navy aircraft crashes during take off at Kochi
Police against relaxing bail conditions of Dileep
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NATIONAL NEWS
No differences with CPI(M) in Kerala: CPI general secretary
 (Hyderabad, Nov 21, 2017): CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy today downplayed the allege
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Demonetisation turned people into beggars, says Sena
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