Liberal Democrat chief whip Alistair Carmichael has responded to the sudden resignation of Sir Michael Fallon as Defence Secretary.
Alistair Carmichael said:
“Theresa May’s cabinet is falling apart like a cheap piece of flat-pack furniture.
“As we face the biggest negotiations in the modern history of this country her ministers can’t even agree to sit around the same table. Her cabinet is more divided than the 27 EU nations it is meant to be negotiating with.
“Theresa May lacks the authority to lead this country and her government is in meltdown. She has to change or leave. There are no other options.”
Local Sevenoaks and Swanley parliamentary spokesman Alan Bullion said: “The sleazy Tory rats are slinking away from the sinking Titanic at the very moment when our country is at the greatest peril from hitting the Hard Brexit iceberg. Fallon should step down straightaway as an MP as well.”