MPs announce that the government has won the vote on the Queen’s Speech – by a majority of just 14 votes.

Oh yes, the minority Tory government’s almost-nonexistent legislative programme – as laid out in the Queen’s Speech – has been passed by Parliament – but not easily.

The Tories – and their bribed accomplices in the DUP – had to promise to allow women from Northern Ireland the right to abortions (admittedly, only if they travel to England or Wales for them) in the face of a Labour amendment that would have defeated them.

Doesn’t this indicate that Labour can defeat the pathetically-weak Mrs May at any time, simply by proposing clever amendments to any piece of legislation that might win support from enough Tory backbenchers?

And Labour will do so – not only to gain major concessions from the right-wingers but also because every time the Tories are defeated in this way – and they were defeated on abortions – the public will see that this is a weak administration clinging to government solely to prevent Labour from enacting a truly strong programme of government.

I think the Tories know this is an untenable position.

Perhaps that is why they have already started advertising for general election campaign organisers – possibly in order to call a new election in August?

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