The Tory government is on the brink of collapse with multiple rebellions threatening to topple it

Theresa May’s government is facing not just one, but multiple rebellions that are threatening to push the UK into an autumn election.

Backbenchers have already warned they may defeat their own government over Universal Credit in what This Site has described as an act of selfishness in order to save their own Parliamentary seats.

Now it seems she is facing two threats over Brexit.

The Democratic Unionist Party has threatened to withdraw from the “confidence and supply” deal that is propping up Mrs May’s minority Tory government. If its MPs vote against the Philip Hammond’s Budget it will be defeated – and this will be seen as a vote of “no confidence” in Mrs May’s leadership. This won’t automatically trigger an election because of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, but it seems likely an election would be demanded along with her resignation as the Conservatives would no longer be able to pass any legislation in Parliament.

Not only that, but it seems David Davis, the former Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, is calling on cabinet ministers to mutiny against Mrs May’s plan for Brexit, saying her bid to keep the UK in a customs union is unacceptable.

Oh, and the number of letters demanding a vote of “no confidence” in Mrs May, submitted to the chair of the backbench 1922 committee, now totals 44 – just four short of the magic 48 needed to trigger such a vote.

She’s clearly living on borrowed time. Politically she is a dead woman walking, as I’ve suggested previously.

And it’s no surprise, when her government is actually advising British businesses to leave the UK because of Brexit. That is an insane position for any national government to take. See for yourself:

Of course, some of the threats may be more serious than others:

That’s as may be, but the other threats seem all-too-real.

The diabolical state of Mrs May’s Brexit negotiations has added momentum to calls for a so-called “people’s vote” – as encapsulated in Gary Lineker’s video:

The man makes a good point.

But will such a vote be necessary of the UK ends up with a change of management before any irreversible changes happen?

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5 thoughts on “The Tory government is on the brink of collapse with multiple rebellions threatening to topple it

  1. groovmistress

    Of course, had our exit from the EU been handled proficiently in the first place.there would be no need for a second vote. The option of a “people’s vote” (another in or out option) in an effort to halt the disastrous balls-up our current govt is doesn’t take into account the views of many who would wish to see us out of the EU but done properly!. It just gives us the choice of either remain or an incompetent exit. It could have been si different….

  2. John Nolan

    Just wait till the thick Tories find out about fracking – and how they will all lose their seats because fo it…

  3. Dave Putson

    There will be no Tory Ministerial resignations, they are too attached to the “prestige” of the role and the money too as most Tories are obsessed with the stuff.
    As to a Tory rebellion fluff for the media to obsess on, they will as Tories do talk the talk but not walk the walk. No rebellion this or any other week !

  4. rotzeichen

    It’s called chaos management, or in other words ‘shock doctrine’, keep creating chaos, then finally after blaming the EU for everything, they do a done deal with Trump.

    They really don’t don’t care about anything, not even people dying on Trolleys in hospital corridors, they think it will help their cause when all those American corporations take over.

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