British Pound (GBP)
- GBPUSD hitting fresh Five-month low.
- UK PM May could be ousted later if rumors are true.
- One Minister is reported to have said, ‘it’s over…she’s done’.
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GBPUSD Slumps to a 2019 Low
Politics can be a cruel place and Theresa May’s time as UK Prime Minister is said to be up, if the constant barrage of tweets, reports and rumors are to be believed. It is being said that senior ministers are gathering to ouster the Prime Minister, while the 1922 Conservative Committee meet later today when the daggers may appear.
Some of the Current Tweets
- Minister: “it’s over. You may not see the result today but it’s happened. You might have to wait till Friday for the podium but she’s done – Harry Cole, dep political editor Mail on Sunday
- Cab source tells me some in cabinet furious with May. Told what was agreed in room was not what she set out. Unhappy about promises on 2nd ref. Mundell into see PM (h/t @PaulBrandITV). My source reckons rule change coming, party about to move. “We’ve reached the tipping point’
- Cabinet Minister – “things moving fast. If we don’t act 1922 will make their move later this evening”. Also told Mundel will raise issue of her future.
- David Mundell is going to see the PM later this afternoon – several other Cabinet sources saying now they can’t see the PM lasting beyond Monday – others believe she will
- More significant are plans for a group of Brexit-backing Cabinet ministers to see the PM this afternoon. One cabinet source says: “If you don’t do it today, she’s safe for two weeks.”
- I am told the reason @DavidMundellDCT is furious with the PM and has asked to see her is that her apparent openness to a another Brexit referendum is seen by him as a betrayal, because it would open the door to and legitimise another referendum on Scottish independence – Robert Peston
GBPUSD is believing the current round of rumors – for now – and has fallen to its lowest level since January 2 this year.
DailyFX analyst Justin McQueen on GBPUSD earlier today – Risk of Sterling Flash Crash Trendline Support
GBPUSD Daily Price Chart (December 2018 – May 22, 2019)