Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Theresa May Survives Vote of No Confidence

One News Page Staff Thursday, 13 December 2018
Theresa May Survives Vote of No Confidenceby 👩‍💻 Stephanie Boyd

If there is a politician who has been front and center in the mass media this past year who isn’t Donald Trump, it’s UK Prime Minister Theresa May. While negotiating the country’s imminent divorce from the European Union, May has found herself numerous critics within her own government and outside of it, over her general handling of the process, her proposed deals which may still offer links to the EU, and most recently, her postponing of MPs voting on her latest deal. As a result, in the past two days, May has faced a vote of no confidence from her own party – and has won through with a clear majority.

British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence
British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence [video]

200 MPs voted to back May’s leadership against 117 who felt she needed to resign – meaning that, regardless of what happens next, she will remain the Prime Minister. BBC News reports that the vote will leave her immune from any further challenges for a year. The vote itself came as a result of a challenge to May’s recent decision to postpone a meaningful vote on Brexit, which according to various predictions would have resulted in a heavy defeat for the Prime Minister.

For now, however, at least legally, May has quelled the infighting, though 117 MPs in doubt of her ability to lead will still be seen as a significant blow to her leadership. May has also seen considerable defeats on an electoral scale, with the Conservative Party losing their majority in 2017 and needing to find support with the Northern Irish DUP to effectively stay in power.

So – what happens now? With May effectively legally in position now for at least another twelve months, she will now need to consider what happens next with regard to her Brexit deal. She has been advised in no uncertain term s by EU representatives that there will be no changes made to the agreement laid out – while some believe that she could postpone the vote until early 2019, when MPs will be faced with no alternative between her deal and no deal. This, however, remains to be seen.

May heads for Brussels after surviving rebels' challenge
May heads for Brussels after surviving rebels' challenge [video]

A third option remains on the table – a second referendum – as it emerged recently that the UK could legally rescind Article 50, which would effectively stop Brexit in its tracks. However, once again – it is merely a possibility. Where will it all end?

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO - Published < > Embed
News video:

▶  01:30

What happens now a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May has been triggered? 48 Conservative MPs have written to the 1922 Committee chairman claiming to have lost confidence in the PM.

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

UK's May Says She Doesn't Have Enough Support To Pass Brexit Deal [Video]UK's May Says She Doesn't Have Enough Support To Pass Brexit Deal

According to Reuters, British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted on Monday she did not have enough support to pass her Brexit deal. May's deal with the European Union for the UK to exit the bloc was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

UK Parliament to Vote On Three Proposed Changes to May's Next Steps on Brexit [Video]UK Parliament to Vote On Three Proposed Changes to May's Next Steps on Brexit

According to Reuters, Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow said that British lawmakers will on Monday have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:34Published

UK Parliament to Vote On Three Proposed Changes to May's Next Steps on Brexit [Video]UK Parliament to Vote On Three Proposed Changes to May's Next Steps on Brexit

According to Reuters, Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow said that British lawmakers will on Monday have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:34Published

Theresa May: Not enough support for a third meaningful vote [Video]Theresa May: Not enough support for a third meaningful vote

Prime Minister Theresa May has acknowledged that there is not currently enough support in the House of Commons for her to bring back her Brexit deal for a third "meaningful vote". But Mrs May said she..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published


Other recent news in World

MUELLER report found no proof Trump campaign conspired with Russia: Robert MUELLER, the invisible prosecutor who investigated US PresidentRussia joins Trump in post-MUELLER REPORT victory lap
Trumps hail Mueller report ruling out criminal collusion between president, RUSSIA; Senators demand release of full reportTwitter reacts to SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert Mueller's report of no Trump-Russia conspiracy
•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.