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British PM Theresa May facing plot from ministers to oust her as over 1 million rally demanding second referendum

File photo: UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters London, UK Mar 24, 2019, 03.25 PM (IST)

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip were seen visiting a church in Aylesbury on Sunday morning as her top ministers are said to be moving to oust her within days, The Sunday Times reported.

May's Brexit strategy is in tatters just weeks before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union.

The Brexit divorce deal she struck with the EU in November has been overwhelmingly rejected twice by British lawmakers.

The Sunday Times cited 11 unidentified senior ministers and said they had agreed that the prime minister should stand down, warning that she has become a toxic and erratic figure whose judgement has "gone haywire".

If May is toppled, Brexit would be thrust into doubt. It is unclear how, when and even if the United Kingdom will leave the EU.

Meanwhile, a huge rally of people from all over UK flooded London's main streets and marched towards the parliament building on Saturday to demand a second referendum on Brexit, with organizers saying the mass rally gathered over one million protesters to the capital.

Since the referendum on Britain's EU membership took place in June 2016, protests occur almost daily in front of the parliament or in downtown areas, but never on such a magnitude.

Some prominent political figures including Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the opposition Labor Party, the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan all delivered speeches at the rally, with many calling for the issue to be "put to the people".

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The Brexit divorce deal she struck with the EU in November has been overwhelmingly rejected twice by British lawmakers.