Can Boris survive a vote of no confidence?
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Aug 16, 2019,
Aug 16, 2019, 18:32
The whole Brexit leave process, which is allegedly being plotted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, appears to have more twists than a Jeffrey Archer bestseller and fails to take into account that millions of people actually voted against Brexit.
Clearly with him in mind, Hammond said there were people "who are pulling the strings in Downing Street, those who are setting the strategy".
But Mr Corbyn's commitment was rejected by the other opposition parties, with Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson calling it "nonsense".
She said, "Jeremy Corbyn is not the person who is going to be able to build an even temporary majority in the House of Commons for this task - I would expect there are people in his own party and indeed the necessary Conservative backbenchers who would be unwilling to support him".
Jeremy Corbyn says "he's taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump by his obsession with a no-deal Brexit".
The Labour leader has tried to sound out the top civil servant "for his view on how purdah rules would apply if Parliament is dissolved for a general election campaign" that straddles the scheduled Brexit date of October 31.
"We have to stop no-deal", she told BBC radio.
Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney told talkRADIO that he was not surprised that the "so-called politically neutral Speaker [John Bercow]" was vowing to fight a clean Brexit, remarking: "What we're seeing here is in Brexit's darkest hour... the inner machinations of the governmental machine which is uniting in its sole fury to delay and block Brexit".
But Ian Blackford, Westminster leader of the SNP - Parliament's third-biggest party - said he'd be pleased to meet with Corbyn at the "earliest opportunity to work together."Corbyn's letter signalled that a confidence vote might not come the moment Parliament returns at the start of September".
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Led by Donkeys is positioning the guerrilla campaign as a counter-reaction to a ramping up of rhetoric on the issue by the new United Kingdom government led by Boris Johnson by turning the past words of senior cabinet ministers against them.
While the political turmoil of the a year ago has led to an unprecedented level of cross-party cooperation, many in Johnson's Conservative Party and others would still find it hard to vote for a Corbyn-led administration.
Corbyn has pursued so-called "constructive ambiguity" over Brexit - and many of his own Labour MPs are queasy at the idea of the veteran leftist becoming prime minister.
But can Boris Johnson survive a vote of no confidence?
Then, as PM, he could table a motion for an early general election which would succeed with the support of two-thirds of the seats in the Commons, in the same fashion as Theresa May's doomed vote in 2017.
"Our leader is Jeremy Corbyn and she should respect his title as the official opposition", she tweeted.
Mr. Corbyn, a low-key Remain campaigner during the 2016 referendum, has been under pressure within his party to step up efforts to prevent it from happening.
Already, the German government has adopted more than fifty laws and measures in the event of a disorderly Brexit.
Conservative lawmaker Alistair Burt, a former foreign office minister who is opposed to a no-deal Brexit, said he could not support the Labour Leader.