Monday, 13 May 2013

Apocalypse slightly postponed

It looks as if the chaos inside the Tory party isn't quite as insanely apocalyptic as The Sun was claiming the other day (The Sun making things up - there's a surprise). But things are still looking pretty chaotic chaotic and not very pretty:
By attaching the amendment to the Queen's Speech, the rebels are being particularly brutal. It looked at one point like the move could even force Cameron to resign. According to parliamentary convention, prime ministers must resign if the Queen's Speech or Budget is amended. The last time this happened was in 1924, when Stanley Baldwin was forced to step down and the first Labour government was formed under Ramsey MacDonald. However, since the Fixed-Term Parliament Act, no confidence votes in the government must take the form of a motion starting: 'That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty's government.' Budgets and Queen's Speech amendments no longer count.
 And if this isn't doesn't look like a portent of The End Times, I don't know what would:
David Davis, another who has signed the rebel motion, is throwing a champagne bash for Nadine Dorries in his room at the Commons this afternoon to celebrate her return to the Tory fold and to welcome her back to the ranks of the rebels. 
To the untutored eye it looks as if all Ed Miliband has to do now is sit by the river and watch the bodies of his enemies float by. Let's just hope he doesn't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by listening to tosh like this and trying to court the votes of the swivel-eyed reactionary monomaniacs who like UKIP, when he should concentrate on wooing people who already lean to the left - like all those disillusioned Lib Dems who mistakenly thought they weren't voting for a Tory government last time round.