Post by The Todal Post by Yellow Post by Ted
All May has to do is fail to make her Queens speech.
This article argues that the Tories have to get a Queen's Speech through
but if they fail in that, Labour would automatically become the
government but they would would not then need to get a Queen's Speech
Is that true?
I don't believe it's true, and the article is rather sloppily put
together. Jeremy Corbyn would have to be given a chance to form a
No he wouldn't.
If for the sake of argument you accept the false premise that he would
be asked, what he would be asked is whether he can command a majority in
the House of Commons. And if he's honest, he would have to answer no.
Whatever happens, he will have the Tories against him and the DUP. Even
if the latter haven't made a formal confidence and supply agreement with
the Tories and don't back their Queen's Speech, they certainly won't
back Labour or theirs either.
Moreover, Labour will have no formal pacts or alliances in existence
with any of the six or seven other parties, and even with them would
command even fewer votes in the Commons than the Tories alone. That
means, if we are talking about a minority government either way, the
Tories are the best placed to form a workable one, even if it doesn't
last very long. Labour do not get to be the government.
Do the math as they say.
Post by The Todal
and to get a Queens Speech through the Commons. If he failed,
he would presumably call an election and would remain PM until that
election day. An impressive achievement for a mutton-headed old mugwump.
There will be a general election only if the Tories lose a motion of no
confidence following a defeat over the Queen's Speech and then, within
14 days, lose a motion of confidence as well.
Do tell where Labour's votes would come from in either of those two
votes, and how many they amount to.