Theresa May lost her Brexit ‘meaningful vote’. Where’s our election, Charles Walker?

On her way: Wouldn’t it be great if Theresa May got in her prime ministerial car, took a trip to Buckingham Palace, and asked for her disastrous Parliament to be dissolved?

Before Theresa May’s Brexit deal went down to its second defeat in a “meaningful vote” – by a margin of 149, no less, Tory MP Charles Walker said there would have to be a general election if she lost.

He said: “I think if the deal doesn’t get through tonight, I think there will have to be a General Election because this Parliament now looks very much like a failing Parliament.

“We were elected to make decisions. We are elected, sometimes, to make imperfect decisions because perfection is often an illusion.

“And if we can’t decide tonight to leave the EU under the terms the Prime Minister has negotiated, then I can’t see really how this government can continue in office. I think she will have to seek a new mandate.”

Those words were echoed by Daniel Kawczynski – another Conservative MP.

Well, she lost.

And the words of Messrs Walker and Kawczynski were echoed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“The prime minister has run down the clock and the clock has been run out on her,” he said. “It’s time that we have a general election and the people can choose who their government should be.”

So when can we hope for this election – the third in four years – to take place?

That would be a “meaningful vote” we can all support!

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7 thoughts on “Theresa May lost her Brexit ‘meaningful vote’. Where’s our election, Charles Walker?

  1. Bernard Brown

    There is no doubt Theresa May has made a mess of Brexit negotiatuions. Why do you think the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn is not miles ahead in the Opinion Polls? The debates have given him a wondrful stage to reach out to average members of the electorate. Why do you think he has failed?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Last opinion poll I saw put Labour seven points ahead. That was by Survation – the only opinion pollster to be accurate in recent years. Considering the extraordinary opposition to Mr Corbyn by the mainstream media, that is a remarkable success.

  2. nmac064

    Not a failing Parliament, but a totally failed Parliament. Time for the nasty Tories to go and then they can continue their nasty squabble over Europe in private and not involve the rest of us.

  3. Rik

    what a hag . . running down the clock deliberately,
    Jeremy Corbyn has offered an alternative but she just insists on HER bloody deal. . . I hope there is another snap Gen Election very,very soon.. we need one badly

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