Jeremy Corbyn has said that it is ‘more likely’ that a minority government will attempt to push Boris Johnson out of office this week raising the spectre that he will be installed as Prime Minister.
Corbyn was speaking to Sky News:
The Labour leader @jeremycorbyn says the government is collapsing with “no majority and no credibility”.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 29, 2019
Speculation is swirling that following the return of Parliament, anti-Brexit MPs will use the time next week to table a motion of no-confidence in the Government. In all likelihood, this would be tabled by the Scottish National Party.
However, significant obstacles exist to it achieving a majority. Rebel Tories are by no means guaranteed to support such a motion and potentially opening the door to Number 10 to Mr Corbyn and the Liberal Democrats have already indicated that they would not support Corbyn becoming PM. David Gauke MP, a staunch opponent of Mr Johnson’s Brexit stance has publicly stated he WILL NOT back a motion of no confidence in the Government:
The Supreme Court judgment exposes real failures by No 10. But I wouldn’t support a Vote of No Confidence. Focus should be on getting a deal or ensuring Article 50 extension.
— David Gauke (@DavidGauke) September 24, 2019
Put simply, being seen to put an overt Marxist into Number 10 is not something that the likes of Mr Gauke could easily sell to their strongly Tory-backing constituents. However, what we can be sure of is that the Remain coup against British democracy is in full swing so literally anything could happen…..