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The question is not the DUP but whether Tory rebel backbenchers would vote a resolution against the Tory government's wishes, and then vote for May in a confidence motion.
Human preferences are not transitive, as we know, so anything is possible, but...
A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
"...a group of MPs, including former Tory ministers, are reported by the Sunday Times to be working on a way to allow non-government members to take control of the timetable and bring forward legislation making it illegal to leave the EU without a deal, if Mrs May loses Tuesday's vote.
Downing Street has said it is "extremely concerned" about the reported plot, which it says could potentially overturn centuries of Parliamentary precedent.
Currently, the government has precedence in the House of Commons. It controls how and when business, including legislation, is organised.
If MPs can get an amendment to change how and when Commons business is arranged passed by a majority, backbench business could then take precedence over government business.
This could represent a threat not just to Brexit legislation but to the government's ability to govern, says Downing Street.
It would mean that without control over time in the Commons, the government has no control over parliamentary business, so cannot get through policies and legislation easily."
Parliamentary precedent doesn't allow it, but as we saw last Week, parliamentary precedent evolves...
A multi-party parliamentary democracy? How very... European.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
Theresa May would then be presented with a clear choice - agree a second referendum or fight a general election - a general election in which Corbyn might well campaign on the basis of a second referendum (on a Labour negotiated Brexit deal) as a means of keeping both Leavers and Remainers united behind his party.
Either way a second referendum then becomes likely. But do Tory Remianers have the balls to vote no confidence?
Index of Frank's Diaries
No. (Well-informed) turkeys don't vote for Christmas.
keep to the Fen Causeway
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