UK PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote


Theresa May. File photo

24 hours after incurring a historic parliamentary defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May has overcome another challenge to her premiership:  A vote of no confidence in her government. She won the vote by 325 to 326.

“Rebel Tory MPs and the DUP – who 24 hours ago voted down the PM’s Brexit Plan by a record margin – voted to keep her in Downing Street,” Caribbean News Now reported.

The Caribbean News Now article further stated that, “Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, argued that Mrs May’s “Zombie” administration had lost the right to govern during a six-hour debate on his motion.”

“His party has not ruled out tabling further no – confidence motions.”

Also, according to CNN, the MPs who voted to save May’s government on Wednesday were the same MPs who Tuesday night inflicted the defeat of her Brexit deal which triggered the confidence vote in question.

It explained that, Pro-Brexit Conservative MPs don’t like the prime minister’s deal to withdraw from the European Union, but they really hate the prospect of a Labour government under the hard-left Jeremy Corbyn.

On Tuesday evening, she made clear she was not about to resign voluntarily, even though this might normally be expected after a defeat of such magnitude.

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  1. J.john-Charles
    January 18, 2019

    The difference is,the people can choose their representatives,they have the right to vote and can even demonstrate.and we call this democracy on display. But in China,Venezuela,Cuba and in the Islamic countries you will be imprisoned even shot dead

  2. January 18, 2019

    I wonder how far can this “one vote” take her, pertaining to maintaining the confidence of Parliament in her. She will have to be almost perfect to win that vote of nonconfidence against her, should it come to pass again–how can those people like this woman ever sleep?

  3. Ibo France
    January 17, 2019

    The once bastions of democracy and stability are now faltering. The UK, US, Germany and France have had and are having some serious threats to dependability, durability and sturdiness of government. The world order seems to be breaking at its seams.

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