— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) June 7, 2014
Today’s front pages don’t make great reading for the Tories, and in particular Theresa May or Michael Gove.
The Sunday Times reports (Â£Â£)
The row exposed deep rifts within the cabinet. Two cabinet ministers accused May of running a â€œtiresomeâ€ and â€œobviousâ€ leadership campaign, picking a fight with Gove to boost her hopes of succeeding Cameron if he fails to win the next election.
â€œSheâ€™s like the date from hell,â€ one cabinet minister said. â€œShe sidles up to you and asks if you would like to get together to discuss the future of the party. Sheâ€™s very obvious about it.â€
Sometimes one of the great indicators of whether a party is going to lose office shortly is that cabinet ministers start positioning themselves for the Leadership election that will follow a defeat.
If we start seeing more shenanigans like this from other Ministers, we can infer that senior Tories are not expecting to be in power post May 2015, bet accordingly.