The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 14th December 2018

Bring the government down

Whether the Prime Minister survives a confidence vote amongst her own MPs or not this week, Theresa May’s days are numbered. Win or lose, the May government has lost all credibility in the House of Commons. May’s supporters can’t deliver the shoddy deal with Brussels that would leave Britain, in all but name, still in the European Union (EU) whilst her Eurosceptic foes are led by the likes of Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg — ambitious, loathsome and incompetent MPs who cannot command a majority in the Tory ranks in parliament, let alone in the country as a whole.

The only way out of the crisis is another general election. Some of the minor parties in parliament, including the Scottish nationalists and the Liberal Democrats, are ready to move the no-confidence votes needed to bring down the government under the rules of the fixed-termed parliaments. The Democratic Unionists and other Tory rebels would join in if Labour throw its weight behind them to make sure it works. That’s exactly what Labour must do.

We voted for Brexit and that’s what we want. If the May government cannot deliver it — and it clearly can’t — then it must be brought down in parliament to pave the way for fresh elections. For us the issue is clear. We want another election to get Labour in and the Tories out. We want Labour to stand by the people’s vote to leave the EU without any ifs or buts. And the surest guarantee of Brexit is a massive majority for Labour at the next election