Conservative liberal remainers are vowing to vote against a Conservative Government that looks likely to leave the EU with no deal.
If the Government is brought down, there will be a General Election.
I hope every single Conservative MP who votes against the Government is deselected and thrown out of the party.
I seriously doubt they will be standing for the Conservatives in the election they have caused.
Maybe they could stand for the Lib Dems. They will certainly feel at home in that Party.
Dominic Grieve has threatened that he will vote against the Conservative Government in the event of a no confidence motion being put forward by the opposition, if, that Conservative Government is serious about taking the UK out of the EU with no deal on 31st October 2019.
Yesterday, Labour put forward a motion to take over the business of the Commons on June 25th. The idea being to present a bill to block the UK leaving the EU with no deal. That motion was defeated by eleven votes (309 against, 298 for).
Dominic Grieve voted for the motion and against the Conservative Government. In fact, all the Tory rebels voted for the motion, joining Comrade Corbyn’s attempt to stop the UK effectively leaving the EU on October 31st 2019. What, exactly does Dominic Grieve and the Tory rebels want? The UK would be in extended talks with the EU for the next twenty years if Grieve had his way, the only way out being to revoke Article 50.
The simple fact is, Dominic Grieve will not accept the result of the 2016 referendum given to the electorate by HIS party. But his threat to vote against his own Government is empty. The next PM would expect that to happen anyway and I am sure any vote of no confidence in the new Government under the new PM will go the same way as yesterdays vote. The Government will win by around eleven votes.
Dominic Grieve would be better off resigning the whip today. I doubt he will be selected as an MP should the Government have to call a General Election before 2022. That goes for Letwin and the rest of the so called “rebels”.
Should the new PM be Boris Johnson and should Boris Johnson lose a vote of confidence due to his willingness to take the UK out of the EU with no deal, who do you think would win the next election?
Boris would have a few months to show if he was serious about leaving with no deal. If he was convincing, he could destroy The Brexit Party vote if he had to face the country in a snap election. Boris could easily win a majority.
Grieve is quite simply on the wrong side.
The new PM will probably face a vote of no confidence shortly after taking office.
If senior Conservatives vote against their own Government, the PM would have 14 days to seek the confidence of parliamentarians before having to call an election.
The Conservatives, together with the DUP have a majority of just six seats.
The question is…do those senior Conservatives have the bottle?