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Dis-May: When All Else Fails, Change The Rules

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

The Tory party appears ready to do what I proposed months ago: Change the rules to get rid of Theresa May.

Under Tory party rules, a leadership challenge can only happen once every 365 days. Prime Minister Theresa May survived a leadership challenge last December.

However, the party is considering a rules change to allow more frequent challenges.

A leadership challenge is similar to a vote of no confidence except only members of the Tory party vote. Then the Tory party gets to pick a new leader. Labour has no say in the process.

The Telegraph reports Theresa May Faces Threat of New Confidence Vote After European Elections Amid Brexit Backlash.

On Tuesday the 1922 committee of backbench Tory MPs will meet to discuss whether the rules should be changed to allow a new bid to remove the Prime Minister. Alan Mabbutt, a senior Conservative Party official, has confirmed that the rules surrounding leadership challenges are not determined by the party's constitution but by backbench MPs themselves.

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