Tory party foot soldiers are angry that their leader, Theresa May, has decided that the UK is now to engage in the EU parliamentary elections.
On Monday the 8th of April, the Cabinet Secretary signed the Statutory Instrument that ordered these elections prior to the PM getting on the plane to negotiate an Article 50 extension with Eurocrats on the evening of Wednesday the 10th of April.
And the South West Region published the relevant notice for the elections on Friday the 12th of April.
All this was done to no fanfare or government announcements.
But the Derbyshire County Council Conservative group has decided that it will not be helping the party in this election, as they say it should not be taking place.
This is just another indicator of the total lack of respect and authority that Theresa May now has over anything - whether in her party or in the country.
And now we hear that the Tory backbench 1922 Committee of those men in grey suits, will be meeting on Tuesday to decide on whether to change the committee rules by removing the ban on having another vote of confidence in the same leader within a 12 month period.
If they do decide to get rid of that ban, then Theresa May could well face an imminent vote of no confidence within her party leading to an almost certain ejection from Number Ten.
And to make matters worse, they appear to be replicating the mistake ..