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December 12, 2018

May's Government Survives Confidence Vote, 200 of Her Own MPs Expressing Confidence, But 117 Conservatives Expressing No Confidence

We won't have a Trexit over Brexit. (Though May already announced she will not stand for PM at the next elections.)

I'm just learning that the entire Parliament apparently doesn't vote on a no-confidence vote, but only those in the parliamentary party -- the Conservatives. While she won the vote, she lost a lot of her fellow party members.

If we assume most of the Conservatives voting against her did so over her Brexit negotiations/plan, then it seems doubtful she can get her Brexit package through the entire Parliament.

Live BBC coverage here. Look for the "LIVE" button just under the main headline image, on the left. (I can't seem to link it directly.)

BTW, I put the Google post into draft. It's an important story and I think it should be a main point of discussion. As this May news will dominate any comments thread, I'm keeping it in draft until after the May discussion has run its course.

In Case You Missed It: m linked this stunt from earlier this week. An MP stole the ceremonial mace from Parliament -- and it is the bequeathing of the mace by the queen that empowers Parliament to pass laws in her name, that is, the mace carries with it the royal power of lawmaking -- but was intercepted from Parliament on the way out.

Without the mace, the Parliament lacks any lawmaking power.

Interesting British lore.

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