Vastavam web: British Prime Minister Theresa May has signalled that she could sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a Sunday newspaper said, as she tries to reassert her authority after a series of political disasters.The Sunday Times said it asked May about her plans for Johnson, who has professed loyalty but is accused by some of the prime minister’s allies of undermining her by putting forward his own vision for Britain’s exit from the European Union.
“I‘m the PM, and part of my job is to make sure I always have the best people in my cabinet, to make the most of the wealth of talent available to me in the party.”May has seen her authority over her Conservative Party erode since she called a snap election in June in which she lost her majority in parliament.“Are we really going to be stampeded myopically over the edge of the gorge, with an election that no one wants?” he said in the Sunday Telegraph.
Johnson wrote a newspaper article last month outlining his vision of Brexit just days before May made a major speech on the subject.Johnson made a plea for loyalty with a typical rhetorical flourish on Sunday.Former Prime Minister John Major said he was increasingly dismayed by the plotting in the party by those driven by their own personal agenda.“The country has had enough of the self-absorbed and, frankly, disloyal behaviour we have witnessed over recent weeks,” he said in the Mail on Sunday.Britain’s Sunday newspapers were brimming with briefings from unnamed Conservative figures suggesting May’s days in Downing Street were numbered.
The Sunday Times said three cabinet ministers had discussed the need to replace May.“It’s a ‘when’ question now,” one of the unnamed ministers told the paper. “It feels to me that this is over before Christmas.”