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Threshold for calling confidence vote in UK PM May has nearly been met: eurosceptic lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) – Influential British eurosceptic Conservative lawmaker Steve Baker said on Friday he believed rebels who want to oust Prime Minister Theresa May were close to having enough support to trigger a confidence vote.

“What’s happened is people have been ringing me and telling me that they are putting their letters in … and I think we’re probably not far off,” said Steve Baker, a key figure in the eurosceptic wing of May’s party.

“I think it probably is imminent, yes,” he told the BBC.

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