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I think the MPs can only vote down a Government, I'm not sure they can force a PM to do its bidding.

Y'see, if a Government is defeated on a major policy issue, then the immediate response is that there is a vote of No Confidence. However, as many Tory Remain MPs consider their chances of being re-elected pretty slim, they would, in effect, be voting to lose their jobs. So they wouldn't do it.

Even if the Government won a NC vote, then if the original issue were re-voted, how would the Tory remainers. To vote against the govt would be wasting parliamentary time. To vote with it would be to signal their own defeat.

Politics is a dirty game and the Tory Remainers have few places of safety; forcing the issue is not one of them.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 02:38:23 PM EST
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