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Theresa May's premiership could be in trouble

Philip Hammond, Theresa May and Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Theresa May, flanked by Chancellor Philip Hammond and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, at a summit with France this month. Photo: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool / Getty Images

Newsstands in the U.K. are once again filled with headlines casting doubt on Theresa May's ability to stay on as prime minister. In large font on the front of today's Times of London: "May Faces Growing Calls to Quit." Today's Telegraph featured letters from readers striking a similar theme: it's time for May to step aside.

The latest: An internal U.K. government analysis leaked to BuzzFeed News anticipates a substantial economic hit for nearly all industries under each modeled Brexit scenario. That gives political ammunition to members of May's Conservative Party who hope for a "soft" Brexit. But May has been under fire in recent weeks from pro-Brexit Conservatives who believe her approach is already too soft.