Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote by Tory MPs – but the 117 who voted against her is far higher than commentators expected and represents a serious blow to her authority and credibility.
The margin would have been tighter had she not promised to quit before the next general election – and the cheers of her supporters had a hollow ring.
May’s survival is good news for Labour, as it maximises the chances of further estrangement of the DUP and of a successful vote of no confidence in the entire government, when Labour decides the time is right to table it – and in the meantime, the Tories are saddled with the lamest of ducks.
The size of of the ‘no’ vote and the further dents it means are even better news for all who want to see a better, fairer country under a Labour government.
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