80 Moderate Tory MPs Hold Talks To Fight Back Against ‘Shrill’ Right-Wingers

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Meeting comes amid rumours of Brexiteer coup against Theresa May.

  • Ned Simons
  • HuffPost

Around 80 Conservative MPs from the moderate wing of the party held talks in Westminster on Wednesday evening as part of a fight back against their right-wing colleagues.

Conservative backbench MP Nicky Morgan, gives an interview to an AFP journalist in her office in central London on January 24, 2017. One of Theresa May's harshest backbench critics said Tuesday she would not block start of Brexit negotiations in parliament, but warned the prime minister should not expect a free ride. "This is the start of a process that's going to take several years," former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, a Conservative MP who has campaigned to retain strong ties to the European Union, told AFP. / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by ALICE RITCHIE (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Last night, 50 MPs from Jacob Rees-Mogg’s hardline Brexiteer European Research Group (ERG) met in parliament and reportedly openly discussed staging a coup against Theresa May.

HuffPost UK understands this evening’s gathering included pro-Brexit Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, Education Secretary Damian Hinds, Solicitor General Robert Buckland and…

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