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Who´s in charge?

Theresa May’s challenges grew fiercer overnight as a former cabinet colleague announced he is running a campaign to oust her, throwing into question the future of Brexit talks.
Grant Shapps, who served as Conservative Party co-chairman during David Cameron’s Downing Street tenure, told Bloomberg’s Tim Ross he has a list of colleagues who want to choose a new leader of the party and prime minister, after May failed to win a majority in June’s national election. The list is growing and includes five former cabinet ministers, as well as Tories from both sides of the Brexit debate, Shapps said.
Shapps is the most senior figure so far to call for May to quit after her disastrous speech Wednesday to close out the Conservative Party Conference. “We think the prime minister should stand aside now voluntarily so there can be a leadership election as soon as possible,” he said in a phone interview. “It is clear that we need to have a reboot and that means it is time to move on.”

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