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Tory donor hits out at ‘hopeless’ PM Theresa May; recommends change

An influential British Tory has described Prime Minister Theresa May as “hopeless” and “very indecisive”, recommending Britain would be much better off if her “weak” and “stupid” government ceased to exist.

In The Times article published on Saturday, Lord Harris of Peckham accused May of alienating businesses and mishandling Britain’s exit from the European Union, commonly referred to as Brexit.

Lord Harris criticized May’s “shell-shocked” general election performance, in which the Tories lost their House of Commons’ majority.

A combination of pictures shows Britain’s Tory PM Theresa May (R) and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. (Photo by AFP)

The donor’s censure of May comes amid speculation about her future as Tory leader.

“I’d much rather have a strong Labour government than a weak Conservative one and I’m a Conservative through and through,” he suggested, expressing the extent of his opposition to May and the deep division over the future leadership of the Party and the country.

The peer, however, denounced UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as the next prime minister and recommended instead Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson for the top job in May’s place.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson (Photo by AFP)

A study published last month found that Corbyn could have got the top job if the election system in the UK was not biased towards the ruling Conservatives.

The UK’s current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system prevented Labour from getting 35 seats in the House of Commons in the recent general election, where May saved her position despite losing seats to the opposition, according to the study by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) published on August 21.

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