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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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