Sky have found that 52% of people think Theresa May is a weak Prime Minister.
Who would have thunk it. 43% also believe it would be a mistake for May to lead the Tories into the next General Election, I am surprised it’s not higher to be honest.
Theresa May is the worst Prime Minister in my life time. She is robotic and lacks spontaneity, on top of coming across as dispassionate and uncaring. She is a terrible speaker and comes across as lacking vision.
Add all of this on top of the fact this Tory Government are the most cruel and uncaring again in my lifetime, and you have to hope they keep May and that there is another election. I don’t understand how anyone can vote Tory, they are the scum of the earth, but surely some of the voters in England have seen the light, let’s face it we get the Government that England wants. Let’s hope they are not the Government for much longer.
Alas. It’s too late, I think. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2011/14/section/2/enacted
Another snap election can only be called by an absolute two thirds majority of the HoC(436 MPs), or if the _government_ loses a vote of no confidence for 14 days straight.
(2)Parliament cannot otherwise be dissolved.
From the wiki page on the FTPA:
“According to Colin Talbot, the Act makes minority governments much more stable than in the past: events that previously might have forced a government out of power—such as loss of supply, defeat of a Queen’s Speech or other important legislation, or a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister rather than the government as a whole—cannot formally do so.”
Let’s see that again: [a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister rather than the government as a whole] [cannot formally] [forced a government out of power].
So even if May goes, we are still stuck with the Tory minority government until 2022, unless they decide to give up control of the government. Mechanically and legally, there is nothing preventing them from staying in until 2022. The Tory party is in “we must hang together or we shall hang separately” mode.
And I still don’t think May will go. Nobody wants the top job right now and nobody wants to be the next Gove/Heseltine. Not until Article 50 negotiations finish.
I thought they did away with the act to hold the election in June making another one easier to hold. Thanks for the info and will check it out.
No. Corbyn led Labour through the ‘Yea’ doors. The motion to hold a snap election passed by 522 votes to 13. More than enough under the terms of the FTPA.
At the time, I said it was a mistake. I still believe it was – Corbyn could have had Labour abstain, making it impossible for the Tories to reach the 436 seats required. Labour, the SNP or Lib Dems could then have tabled a motion of no confidence in the Tory Government and bought another two weeks to campaign.
Fair point. I’m no fan of Corbyn to be honest. He is just another colonial unionist to my mind and certainly no friend to Scotland. This Tory Government is the worst in my 48 years. While I despise everything Thatcher started this bunch are cruel and have somehow managed to get many in England to buy into hate. They have to fall.
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Decidedly slow on the uptake – but then that is typical Tory
She is slow on everything, I just can’t see how she survives much longer, Alan abaove has a lot of fair points but the Tories are ruthless with their leaders. Time will tell I guess.
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