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Conservative plotters told to get behind May amid Brexit fears

Senior figures have rallied round May, but the open rebellion coincides with Britain's talks with the EU

Michael Holden | Reuters 

Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party who are trying to oust her as leader have been told to “put up, shut up” by the party’s chief in Scotland. Others in the party warned that the uncertainty over May was damaging Brexit negotiations with the European Union. May on Friday said she would remain as leader after a former Conservative chairman said he had garnered the support of 30 lawmakers who wanted her to quit. It followed a disastrous speech at the party’s conference and a snap election in June in which May lost ...

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 01:26 IST