EXCLUSIVE: Tories Preparing For Snap Autumn Poll

THE CONSERVATIVES are preparing for a snap Autumn Election, TBG can sensationally reveal.

Sources have told TBG that 1922 Committee Chairman Graham Brady is so close to the numbers required to trigger a vote of no confidence in Theresa May that he has been asking some MPs to withdraw already submitted letters.

It's thought that arch eurosceptics like Jacob Rees Mogg want more time so that May can surrender more power to Brussels before triggering the vote.

Mogg is said to privately believe that if the confidence vote was too soon, May could cause even more turmoil by winning.

However, if May surrendered more power to Brussels and further resignations took place, she would be, according to one former MP, "toast".

Boris Johnson is joint favourite to succeed May as Tory Leader after resigning as Foreign Secretary on Monday.

However, whilst Johnson is joint favourite to lead the Tories, Jeremy Corbyn is the new bookies favourite to be next PM and lead the country.

Hence that fact that Tory election strategists close to David Davis and Boris Johnson are said by one former MP to be planning for a snap General Election in order to cash in on any possible popularity boost after the inevitable leadership contest.