Labour to table ‘no confidence’ motion on the government – but will it work?

Theresa May: Calls for her to quit are mounting up.

Are enough MPs so disillusioned with Theresa May’s Conservative government that they want it replaced? Labour is gambling that they are.

The party has announced its intention to table a ‘no confidence’ vote on December 11, immediately after the government loses the vote on Mrs May’s Brexit deal with the EU.

She is expected to lose the vote by an extremely wide margin.

The result of the vote on the Brexit deal seems a certainty – especially after Attorney-General Geoffrey Cox committed contempt of Parliament on Monday (December 3) by denying MPs access to important legal documents that informed Mrs May’s decision to go through with this deal.

But the result of a “no confidence” vote is far less sure. Consider this:

Will the DUP support the Tories, though? Marcus thinks so, for the following reason:

But Tory Brexit doesn’t give them what they want for Northern Ireland, and that’s a deal-breaker.

Also, there’s the matter of what, exactly, MPs are being asked:

Mrs May has made it painfully clear that she won’t re-negotiate her deal, so if the DUP supports her government, it will only be to vote down that deal again, most probably in the New Year.

And then we would be back in the same situation we have now, with even less time until the deadline for leaving the EU.

Bear in mind that all other Opposition parties are certain to vote against the Conservatives. The DUP are pivotal.

In such conditions, they’ll be courted by everybody and can have – as Marcus described it – “all their Christmases at once”, no matter who they support.

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1 thought on “Labour to table ‘no confidence’ motion on the government – but will it work?

  1. Terminator

    All that is needed is 5 or 6 rebelling MP’s and she is out, or she should be. They could be DUP or Conservative it doesn’t matter all that matters is that they rebel against the party.

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