Tory Brexiters have insisted on a re-run of the 2016 leadership election because they don’t like the way the first vote turned out.
Leading backbench figures have insisted that Theresa May was only able to win the original vote by lying, and that they should be able to change their mind and put a stop to the unending shit-show of her stewardship.
A spokesperson for the 1922 committee said, “The last vote was over two years ago, and a lot has changed in that time.
“We voted at the time for what we thought was going to happen, but it hasn’t turned out that way – so we get to change our minds and vote again. That’s how democracy works you see.
“Theresa promised us things that in hindsight were never deliverable, and that is an affront to the democratic principles we all work under in parliament. She must be held accountable, and those of us that fell for her mistruths should be given the opportunity to change our minds.
“Theresa must go. If our MPs are unable to change their minds, then this nation ceases to be a democracy.”
Leading Brexit figures were approached for comment.
Jacob Rees-Mogg told us, “Ah. I see where you’re going with this. And no. This is very different. You see I want MPs to be given the opportunity to change their minds two years later because it’s beneficial to me. Whereas a people’s vote giving people the opportunity to change their minds two years later would be beneficial to other people.
“See? Chalk and cheese.”