Scottish nationalists offer support to Labour to topple UK PM
- Author: Rogelio Becker Dec 12, 2018,
Dec 12, 2018, 23:57
Ever since Keir Starmer said it was "inevitable" that Labour would table a no -confidence vote in Theresa May if she failed to win support for her Brexit deal, the chatter in the corridors of power has been when, not if.
But one politician Anderson does hold a flame for is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said: "We'll have to make an assessment at the time and we will be in discussions with other political parties across the House to assess what's the best thing to do".
He was unrepentant: "Thankfully they haven't locked me in the Tower of London but if they had I'd expect May to be in the cell next to me for her treatment of Parliament today", he wrote on Twitter.
This morning, it was confirmed that 48 Tory MPs have sent letters of no confidence in Theresa May and a vote on her leadership will take place tonight.
There is also an option that even if Mrs May won - but not overwhelmingly - she may decide to stand down as party leader.
It had been suggested that Jeremy Corbyn had been considering a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister had the vote been defeated heavily, however, it remains to be seen if he will take up Nicola Sturgeon's proposal. If not now, when Jeremy?
The Labour leadership however, has been cautious about tabling a confidence motion, warning of the difficulties of forcing a general election under the terms of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, originally passed by the coalition under David Cameron.
She suggested the Labour leader might be "more comfortable" with a no-deal Brexit "given the degree he hasn't fought with passion for the European cause so far".
"At that point, she will have decisively and unquestionably lost the confidence of Parliament on the most important issue facing the country, and Parliament will be more likely to bring about the general election our country needs to end this damaging deadlock".
Green MP Caroline Lucas appealed to Mr Corbyn as a "friend and a colleague" who shared her desire for "radical" change to the country.
If a simple majority of MPs oppose May's leadership, she can not stand in the election that follows.
"It's not about, for Heaven's sake, another party".
Addressing claims the campaign was undemocratic, she said: "How can the will of the people be undermined by a vote of the people?"