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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
Police increase Deepika Padukone’s security
 (Mumbai, Nov 17, 2017): The Mumbai Police Thursday beefed up the security of actor Deepika Pa  
MNS to decide 'Padmavathi' fate after watching it
Salman shares "Race 3" first look
Marriages are wonderful: Amitabh Bachchan
KERALA NEWS
SDPI-CPI(M) clashes continue unabated
 (Chavara, Nov 18, 2017, DG): Clashes which broke out between SDPI and CPI(M) workers continue
Pinarayi Vijayan lectures on "politeness"
Left should cooperate with Congress: Manmohan
Pinarayi shouts at media persons yet again
NATIONAL NEWS
Taxmen search office block at Jayalalithaa's residence
 (Chennai, Nov 18, 2017):< Income Tax sleuths conducted searches in the office block of the Po
Taxmen search office block at Jayalalithaa's residence
Complaint against Rishi Kapoor over Kashmir remarks
15 patients die in Patna Medical College after 500 junior doctors go on strike
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