How can Theresa May have a ‘strong and stable’ government when she’ll give in to anything?

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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5 thoughts on “How can Theresa May have a ‘strong and stable’ government when she’ll give in to anything?

  1. NMac

    i note from the headlines on newspaper shelves today(30/6) that the right-wing rags the Express/Mail are already renewing their front page assault on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. Hopefully they will not have any more success than they did at the General Election. I suspect another Election about October time, but I also feel sure the Tories will get rid of May before they dare try conning the electorate again. Given the list of discredited nasties they have lining up I doubt any of them will fool the public. JC4PM

  2. hugosmum70

    wish they would get on with it. the suspense is so stressful. like living on a knife edge waiting on where the axe will fall next and how much damage she can do before she has to step down.

  3. blackghost55

    Hag May isn’t goint to go quieltly.
    I can see in my minds eye visions of her clinging onto no 10’s doorframe screeching like a scolded cat.. (I think I read something like this a few days back)

  4. Kenneth Billis

    I can’t help wondering whether the main thing making the Tories deperately cling on to power is the complete destruction of the NHS – their holy grail?

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