announced As Graham Brady, Theresa may’s political fate, jubilation in the Committee room 14 of the British Parliament. “The result of the vote is that the group trust in……” Further, he does not come, the Tory members, many applauding, tapping on the tables.
It is a brief Moment of joy among the supporters of the Prime Minister. The party leader has survived a confidence vote. This is very clear. But then Brady, the Chairman of the relevant Committee continues: For May 200 Conservative have voted. Against you 117. A murmur goes through the ranks.
117: The are far more than those deputies that are counted to the Brexit-hard-liners, which make for months May. Their number is estimated to be 60, sometimes 80. But now many other people have voted against May.
The hoped-for liberation for the Prime Minister.
Already the end of November, wanted to challenge the hard-liners among the Brexiteers May. Led by the ultra-conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg called for the Tories to publicly revolt. But soon they had to give in. The necessary 48 votes out of the group came together initially.
The changes two days after may’s surprising announcement that Tuesday’s planned vote on their Brexit-delay Deal. On Wednesday morning, Brady tells: There have been requests enough, on the same day, the Conservative should vote the lower house on Nov.
It will follow a dramatic hours in London.
Just had to set the different groups and factions that there is, first, no decision in the Brexit-the final. Now you will be caught off guard again.
“I’m ashamed of myself”
In a small room in the centre of the city of Anna Soubry sitting on a Podium. It is one of the Pioneers for a second Referendum, a Proeuropäerin. You don’t reject Mays rate, government chaos wants you. You have to ashamed of on Monday, to be a member of Parliament, says Soubry. “Today I am ashamed to be a Conservative.”
another press conference, just a few meters further: David Davis, Ex-Brexit-Minister and a possible contender for may’s successor, wants to actually talk about his idea for a new agreement with the EU. But most in the room interested in something quite different.
More than a Hundred Tories have made to this point already on Twitter behind Dec. Davis does not. He’ll make his support conditional on how the Prime Minister presents in the afternoon before the deputies, he says.
at the table, Arlene Foster, Head of the Northern Irish DUP, Mays Alliance partner sits. The national-conservative rant for weeks against the agreements with the EU. Recently, there were reports that Labour could push politicians together with the DUP May from the office. When asked about this, Foster gives way. “The question is not,” she says.
In such moments, seems to be particularly clear: no Matter how it turns out with May and the Brexit – the Alliance with the DUP is not likely to be permanent.
In combat mode
The Prime Minister of the self-switches early in the day in a kind of battle mode. Yet in the morning May occur in front of your door in Downing Street. A mighty Christmas tree stands next to the lectern, almost surreal, the works in this Moment. “I’m going to make this vote, with everything I have,” says May. A change in leadership would put the country’s future at risk, she warns. A new Prime would have to postpone the Brexit – or even stop.
Thus, the tone for the day is set, and the threat that everything will be even worse, if someone else takes over. This strategy May in the also in Parliament, in the usual round of questions.
It is a particularly aggressive appearance, from both sides. May moves in full attack against Labour, and a message to their own people: Behold, the enemy is somewhere else. The Opposition had “no Plan, no idea,” calls May, and they deliver “no-Brexit”. Everything wool, head of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, was Chaos and damage to the economy.
For a Moment it even looks as if May wanted not at all more about the Deal to a vote. There was already a vote, calling you – the Referendum in the year 2016. Corbyn is now raging, “absolutely unacceptable,” was the, screams he May.
However, really don’t want to burst your tactics. A few hours later, the Tory MEPs in the Parliament building. Politicians describe the mood later as very emotional. May draws your last trump card: you will not compete in the next election as a top candidate, she says. It is also a promise to those who struggle with the Prime Minister.
Some in the round, it would have cried in that Moment. David Davis comes out of the room, he says, the Prime Minister had held a “good speech”.
Then the Conservative select. The vote is secret, and its members must identify themselves individually.
At the end of May wins, she remains the Head of the Tories, she remains the Prime Minister. For the time being.
the vote at the time of maximum weakness is also something Good: Mays authority is already battered, a potential successor to run for months, warm, a part of the group, has renounced her for ever. But for a year, may now no longer a motion of censure against them.
No majority agreement
However, properly reinforced, May not in the other conflicts to your Brexit Deal. Still seems hard to imagine how you want to come to a majority in favour of their agreement in the lower house. Especially if you can wrest Brussels, only a few vague promises.
Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond had announced earlier in the day, there was now a “flushing out the extremists”. However, completely isolated the Brexit does not seem to be a Hardliner on this evening.
For May, it’s now once more as planned: On Thursday and on Friday she wants to lie down at the EU summit in Brussels, in spite of everything, a great appearance. In the home want to give the impression that the Prime Minister has done everything for a good Brexit Deal.
Up to 21. January, must vote in the Parliament. For real this time.