Number 10 has said that Theresa May will table a vote on her deal in the House of Commons tomorrow – and that a victory for her vote is the best hope of ‘avoiding’ a general election.
The BBC’s Laura Kuennsberg tweeted presumably referring to EU elections:
However, ministers appear to be saying privately that May will call a general election if the vote is ‘blocked’ or her deal ‘falls apart’:
This looks like a tactic by the notoriously unreliable May to force Tory MPs – and the election-shy ‘Tinge group’ – to back her deal. But it will be hard for her to row back on.
If an election does go ahead, Labour’s job will be to ensure that this is not a single-issue election, which the media will no doubt pull out all the stops to portray.
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