For more than two years, Prime Minister Theresa May has had to navigate the disunion that plagues not just the U.K. over Brexit, but also her party — even her own cabinet.
On Thursday, May took the full force of it.
By the time she was speaking in Parliament to defend the draft deal she agreed with Brussels negotiators on the terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union, there were five more resignations from among her ministers, two from her cabinet, including Dominic Raab, the minister responsible for Brexit.
A further threat to her leadership also emerged as a prominent Tory Brexiteer submitted a letter asking for a vote of no-confidence, leading to speculation it could prompt others to do the same.
All of it leaves Theresa May in a precarious position.