Former Tory MPs refuse to support attempt to control Commons business between now and 31 October
MPs kicked out of the Tory party at the insistence of Boris Johnson’s handler Dominic Cummings for voting against Johnson have now sided with Johnson to block an attempt by MPs to prevent him from wasting parliamentary time in the run-up to the 31 October Brexit deadline.
Opposition MPs wanted to bring an ‘SO24’ motion to allow them to take control of Commons business between now and the end of the month, in case Johnson simply marks time in the hope of tipping the UK out of the EU by default.
However, the ex-Tories appear to have reverted to type in what commentators are calling a sign that they have swallowed the Johnson-Cummings line that removing no-deal from the table weakens any negotiations toward a new deal.
A deal that the EU has already said is unworkable and has not even been properly laid out by the UK.
Hook, line and sinker – and another demonstration that you can never trust a Tory. Not even an ex-one.
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