Who’d have thought that Theresa May’s crumbling backdrop in Manchester was an omen about the fate of her cabinet? Priti Patel is the latest letter to fall, resigning last night after being summoned back from her Uganda trip to account for herself.
When the Telegraph‘s splash is “Another day, another crisis”, you know something has gone very wrong for a Tory PM. But it will be hard to find any papers to cover that one up with in Downing Street today. “PM’s turmoil grows as Patel quits over Israeli meetings” crows the Guardian, “It’s Priti Shambolic” chuckles the Mirror, while “Patel quits over Israel furore” is the i‘s take. This week’s New Statesman takes up the general theme of Conservative disintegration: “The Tory sinking ship” is our cover story.
The Times looks across to the Channel, where the rest of the EU is increasingly worried what