Skip to comments.Labour set to call vote to topple Theresa May’s government
Posted on 01/12/2019 3:35:04 PM PST by NRx
Labour MPs have been told to prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to table a dramatic and immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa Mays government as early as Tuesday evening in an attempt to force a general election if as expected she suffers a heavy defeat this week on her Brexit deal.
Messages have been sent to Labour MPs, even those who are unwell, to ensure their presence both for the meaningful vote on the prime ministers Brexit blueprint on Tuesday and the following day. Labour whips have told MPs the no-confidence vote is likely to be tabled within hours of a government loss, with the actual vote taking place on Wednesday.
The news comes before what promises to be one of the most tumultuous 24 hours in recent parliamentary history in which, barring another delay, May will put her Brexit deal to parliament despite deep and widespread opposition across the Commons, including from many MPs inside her own party.
A senior shadow cabinet member said: There is now recognition that we cannot wait any longer. If May goes down to defeat and she does not resign and call an election, this is the moment we have to act.
Senior Tories said on Saturday that they could not see how the prime minister could win the meaningful vote in any circumstances and that a defeat by less than 100 would now be regarded as the best she could hope for. But even if she suffered a loss of closer to 200, which many Tories fear could be the case, Conservative MPs and ministers still expect her to stagger on and seek to bring an improved offer back to the Commons for a further vote within weeks.
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She wouldn’t do what the referendum folks wanted.
May is horrible and deserves to lose, but the sad fact is the alternative is much worse.
Yeah, Jeremy Corbin,whose slogan is: “Making the UK more like Venezuela!”
That’s the ticket!
May is the worst Tory since since Neville Chamberlain.
I think that if her government is defeated on their Brexit motion that it is, or should be, a “no confidence equivalent” vote, like a defeat on the budget, for example.
Yes, Corbyn is terrible, but when the Queen agreed to a referendum and to be bound by the result, she set in motion a chain of events which leads inexorably to Venezuela.
Democracy always fails in the end. Always.
Since Edward Heath.
UK citizens vote for Brexit two and a half years ago. WTF is taking so long??
Too many pols in her party are with her on that. If that ends up swinging the UK to Cornyn that will be a (short term, until he is voted out) disaster for the country.
I assume that if she loses the no confidence vote she’ll step down as leader and the Conservatives will go into the election with a new leader?
Looks like the smoked salmon and Port crowd in Brussels is gonna win after all.Europe’s Swamp doesn’t care about the will of the people any more than ours does.
This could be ungood.
Why do people who push a few buttons get a whole political party? I probably work on average 50% more hours per year. I do not get, nor want a third party negotiating my salary. On the other hand, I cannot simply be replaced by any monkey off the street, though I can be fired at a snap of the fingers with zero recourse. And this in no way is intended to impugn factory workers, I work in factories world wide. you and I know who this screed targets.
“Democracy always fails in the end.”
What you see is not democracy that is failing; it is corruption running riot.
The left and Tories (like our RINOs) want a do-over referendum to get the desired result.
Yup. When Texas secedes, I doubt it would take long to go full steam ahead..
Farage should be the PM.
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