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George Osborne has called Theresa May “a dead woman walking” and suggested the prime minister would be forced to resign imminently.
The former chancellor said he did not expect to back the prime minister for much longer.
“The DUP need a Brexit deal, they are absolutely committed to no hard border with the Republic of Ireland.
General election 2017: May is a ‘dead woman walking’, says George Osborne – live Read moreAsked if Boris Johnson was in a position to replace her, Osborne also mocked the foreign secretary whom he said was “in a permanent leadership campaign”.
During election night as a pundit on ITV, Osborne spent the evening taking pot shots at May and the Conservative campaign as the results rolled in.
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On Sunday, May appointed former BBC journalist Damien Green as First Secretary of State — effectively May’s deputy Prime Minister — in a reshuffle of her cabinet.
May spoke to the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny over the phone on Sunday.
‘Dead woman walking’Many of those Conservatives now opposing May are those who wanted to remain in the EU.
But a dismal campaign has left the Prime Minister fending off a mutiny in her own party.
“One piece of good news is the whole election has put pay to a hard Brexit,” Osborne told CNN.
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Theresa May is a ‘dead woman walking’ says George Osborne as senior Tories queue up to twist the knife
Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailTheresa May is a ‘dead woman walking’, former chancellor George Osborne said today.
Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play nowHe added: “The present Government cannot last.
Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Mr Osborne said: “I think we will know very shortly.
“In the short term it might provide us with a majority but in the long term it’s going to damage us.”
And she has faced an outcry for teaming up with Northern Ireland’s hard-right, anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion DUP.