As the SKWAWKBOX just published, Theresa May broke a solemn promise this evening to save her skin, by having ‘paired’ MPs – who were not supposed to vote because they were paired with women MPs who couldn’t attend to vote as they are on maternity leave – vote in order to fend off a key parliamentary defeat.
LibDem MP Jo Swinson outed the unprincipled PM on Twitter, but Labour MP Lucy Powell knows that May has ‘form’ for such a lack of integrity – and on a hugely important topic:
May betrayed women MPs this evening by breaking a promise on pairing – but just a few months ago, she did the same in an affront to the Windrush generation that she has persecuted first as Home Secretary and then as Prime Minister.
And then she allowed Amber Rudd to fall on her sword by resigning to save her.
Theresa May is devoid of principle – and under pressure she can’t mask it. But she’s being found out daily now and doesn’t even have the courage to follow through on her desperate attempt to avoid scrutiny for a couple of months once she found out Labour was whipping its MPs to contest it.
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