Liz Truss was fighting to save her job as Britain’s prime minister Thursday after more
of her own lawmakers called for her to quit,
incensed by a shambolic parliamentary vote and the resignation of her home secretary.
Truss was meeting with the chair of the 1922 Committee of the backbench Conservatives
Graham Brady, Downing Street said on Thursday,
according to PA Media. The group decides whether to call a vote of no confidence in the prime minister.
Truss’s government was earlier told it had “12 hours” to “turn the ship around”
by Conservative lawmaker Simon Hoare,
after a vote on whether to ban controversial fracking for shale gas descended into chaos.
Lawmakers reported that aides for Truss manhandled MPs into the voting lobby to force them to vote against the ban.
The government initially presented the vote as a confidence motion in Truss’s government,