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Rishi Sunak on the brink with Tories in plot to OUST him

Rishi Sunak’s future in No10 is at stake this weekend, with talk of replacing the Prime Minister gathering pace.

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Conservative critics of Sunak are thought to believe Penny Mordaunt could save them from electoral oblivion as they eye up a leadership plot to oust the Prime Minister.

MPs from the Right of the party are claimed to have held talks about putting the current Leader of the House of Commons in charge.

Those on the moderate wing of the party are also thought to believe that the Prime Minister may not last until the general election after being left bewildered by his handling of recent political developments.

Some in the party are baffled by his speech outside No10 following the election of George Galloway, others were left disappointed by the lack of ambition in the Budget, and more were left exasperated by the failure of their leader to see Lee Anderson’s defection to Reform UK coming.

A Tory source told GB News there are a “significant number” of MPs who think it would be “cleaner” to put in a caretaker PM.

“They could call an election and have a 100 day campaign. That way they can fight it with fresh leadership and draw a line under the chaos,” they said.

“Surely it’s easier to fight an election with a new prospect for Prime Minister, rather than an incumbent.”

Expressing their despair earlier this week, a Conservative insider told GB News of the Prime Minister: “The sad reality is he’s just not very good at politics.”

Frustrated Tories are thought to have reached their limit this week, with reports that a meeting was held with Mordaunt’s supporters to consider a move against Sunak.

“Some Right-wing MPs met with Team Penny this week where they expressed the view they were prepared to back her,” one source told The Daily Telegraph.

“They take the view that Penny is preferable to Rishi Sunak right now.”

They added: “Penny Mordaunt is now seen as the most likely person to stem the losses.”

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