“In the name of God, go!” Those words were once spoken to Parliament by Oliver Cromwell – but quote them to Theresa May and she simply won’t take the hint.

Theresa May will present her version of the Queen’s Speech to Parliament without a Commons majority to back it, after it was revealed that there is not likely to be a deal between the Conservatives and the DUP until Thursday at the earliest.

The vote on the programme for government within that speech won’t be taken until next Tuesday – Mrs May is determined to hold on to power for as long as possible – but she is still trying to achieve permission to run a government from the weakest position This Writer has ever witnessed.

And sources within the hardline Northern Irish party have said talks “haven’t proceeded in a way that the DUP would have expected”, indicating that an agreement may never be signed between the two parties.

According to The Guardian,  DUP sources said “backbiting from Tory backbenchers” had stiffened their resolve to “dig in”.

Even if a deal is signed, it seems it may be ruled illegal after a judicial review.

The paper reckons, “[The Conservatives] can probably survive without a deal, because they still outnumber the opposition parties and the DUP would not vote against them in a division that could lead to Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister. But passing legislation without a deal would be much harder.”

We already know that Mrs May has stripped out a large amount of the legislation she had planned for this Parliamentary session – while extending it to two years’ length in order to give her the longest time in power possible (if you believe it’s about Brexit negotiations, you’re too gullible for words – and I don’t believe Vox Political readers are gullible at all).

Put it all together and you have a disaster of prime ministerial selfishness resulting in a ‘zombie’ Parliament and a departure from the EU on the worst possible terms for the UK. In simple terms, Theresa May will seriously – perhaps catastrophically – harm the United Kingdom, just to stay in Downing Street.

It therefore seems reasonable – long shot though it may be – to appeal to Conservative Parliamentarians – especially those for whom a deal with the DUP must seem a betrayal of their principles – to do the decent thing and reject Mrs May’s proposals, alongside the Opposition parties including Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

That would clear the way for another general election, in which it seems certain the UK electorate would provide clarity.

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