So Jacob Rees Mogg, head of European Research Group, sends his letter. At least what he said this morning was not an idle threat.
Jacob is rather good in these situations- very gracious to all and particularly to hecklers: “We are a democracy, and that’s why these splendid people can shout away”. He also rules himself out in any leadership contest: “This is nothing to do with personal ambition”, adding “I’m not offering my name as leader”.
One thing worried me this morning. Mrs May has now say a few times that there are 3 alternatives- the deal she has offered, no deal or no Brexit. When pressed on the third outcome, she flatly said it was not on offer. I do not quite understand this chop logic.
Sheryll Murray adds another letter of no confidence
and from Steve Baker, who was standing next ti Mr Rees Mogg
It is possible there are already enough letters in the 1922 committee to trigger the vote of no confidence and begin a Leadership contest.