Dramatic scenes as Theresa May survives no confidence vote but warned election may be inevitable

Ben Gelblum - 16 January 2019

There were dramatic scenes in the House of Commons as tempers frayed and MPs bayed loudly, but the hardline Brexiteers of the ERG party within the Tory Party and her DUP allies who had let the Prime Minister down last night, voted loyally to keep her in power.

After suffering the worst parliamentary defeat by a British Prime Minister for at least a hundred years last night, Theresa May scraped through a vote of no confidence called by Jeremy Corbyn by 19 votes.

There were 306 votes for the motion which would trigger an election, 325 against. If the 10 DUP MPs had voted against the government as they did last night, the PM would have lost the vote by 1, precipitating a general election.... See more

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