Now Conservative donors are saying they’ll rebel – but will they? Really?

Sad: Will Theresa May’s Brexit blunders mean her Black and White Ball is a bust?

We’ve had multiple claims from Conservative MPs that they’ll rebel against Theresa May’s government and all – but one – came to nothing because Tory MPs are spineless.

They’ll only act in large numbers because they fear being singled out as traitors (one supposes) by a snubbed leadership that’s still in place.

Now the Telegraph is saying businesspeople who have given millions to Tory funds are planning to boycott the Black and White Ball – the Tory party’s fundraising playtime, due to take place in February.

Here’s what we can see of the story, if we don’t want to service the website paywall:

Major Conservative donors are refusing to give money to the party because of “disgust” at Theresa May’s leadership and her handling of Brexit, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

The businessmen – who together have given millions of pounds to the party since Mrs May became Prime Minister – do not want to fund a potential snap general election with Mrs May still in post.

Several said they were planning to stay away from next month’s glittering Black and White Ball, one of the party’s biggest annual fundraising events, when access to ministers is auctioned to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Will they have more backbone than the MPs they usually pay to influence at the ball?

I guess we’ll find out next month.

We’ve all seen story after story about firms leaving the UK because of Brexit, and it must certainly be an inconvenience to business leaders, having to find new premises on foreign soil (where, most probably, there’s a lighter tax policy).

Of course the greater inconvenience will be suffered by all the employees who’ll lose their jobs when the big firms move out. But nobody talks about them because they don’t matter. Do they?

Tory donors didn’t care about any of this when they supported David Cameron’s government, that called the EU referendum in the first place, did they?

They didn’t care when they supported Theresa May into her disastrous general election fiasco.

They only say they care now because they’re are being put to inconvenience.

And they think a snap election, to be lost by Mrs May, will cause them even more inconvenience.

But is it really enough hassle for them to actually do anything about it?

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