A stiff higher lip – and a powerful drink – are how British Prime Minister Theresa Could bought by a politically punishing week.

Calling her husband, Philip, her “rock,” Could mentioned when a revolt erupted amongst members of her occasion on Wednesday, the very first thing he did was pour her a whiskey.

Could revealed in an interview with the Every day Mail how her husband supported her throughout “a reasonably heavy couple of days.”

She is battling to protect her place as prime minister after her authorities struck the long-sought divorce settlement with the European Union, generally known as Brexit.

She laid into political opponents, saying their concepts for resolving the most important stumbling block in EU-UK negotiations — avoiding a tough border between Northern Eire and the Republic of Eire after Brexit — wouldn’t resolve the issue.

“Some politicians get so embroiled within the intricacies of their argument they neglect it’s not about this concept or that concept, or does it make me look good,” she mentioned.

Whereas Could appeared to have survived the week, her complications are removed from over. Disaffected “Brexiteers” assume they’ve the numbers required to set off a problem to her management inside days.

They’re aiming for 48 letters of no confidence, the quantity wanted for a vote below Conservative Get together guidelines. Up to now, greater than 20 lawmakers have publicly mentioned they submitted such letters.

Because it stands, the draft settlement sees Britain leaving the EU as deliberate on March 29 however remaining contained in the bloc’s single market and sure by its guidelines till the top of December 2020.

British media reported that a number of pro-Brexit senior Conservatives, together with Home of Commons chief Andrea Leadsom, had been attempting to influence Could to renegotiate the divorce deal in a manner they discover extra acceptable.

The deal requires approval from Britain’s Parliament earlier than the UK leaves the bloc.

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