May is threatening a general election. Time to call her bluff

What a difference between the month of May and our soon-to-be-ex prime minister Theresa!

Mrs May currently thinks she can browbeat her fellow MPs into supporting her Brexit deal by threatening to call a general election.

The merry month of May, on the other hand, promises us the opportunity of change with an election of some kind nearly every year.

In 2019 we were led to expect only local government elections – and only in some parts of the UK.

But now, thanks to Mrs May’s inglorious Brexit cock-ups, we’ve got a lot more on our collective plate!

For a start, as Parliament absolutely won’t allow the UK to crash out of the European Union without a deal, and there’s no time to negotiate one before the current deadline of April 12 – so it seems a longer extension of the Brexit deadline will be necessary…

And that means we’ll be taking part in the European Parliament elections at the end of May.

And now, thanks to the democracy-despising Theresa May, it seems we’re getting another chance to exercise our right to vote.

Apparently government sources are briefing that she’ll make one more bid to get her hopeless Brexit deal through Parliament – probably in a run-off against whatever comes from the “indicative” votes on Monday (April 1 – April Fools’ Day – oh dear!) – but if that fails, it’ll be what we’re all waiting for: A general election.

And that will be in May as well, considering the timescales involved!

She said to MPs: “I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this house.”

That suggests that the house needs to change and a new process should be started.

The sooner, the better, I say.

Of course, she could be lying again. She does that a lot.

That’s why it is time our MPs called her bluff.

She’s right to imply that we can’t go on like this.

And even Tory MPs must be aware that another failure to make good on her word will be disastrous for them all – when a new general election does come around again.

It is in their best interests to keep her on the straight-and-narrow…

If they can.

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