Ukraine’s parliament passed a no-confidence vote in Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka on Thursday, the latest move in a reshuffle that saw the prime minister and most of his cabinet ousted this week.
However the Government could table a vote of no confidence against itself, which only requires a plurality to pass.
If this passes Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, or any other party leader, would have 14 days to form an alternative Government.
Only if these efforts failed would there be a general election.
The heads of political groups in Italy’s Senate will meet on Monday to set a date to hold a no-confidence vote in the government, the upper house press office said in a statement on Friday.
After about three hours of debate, a simple majority of lawmakers stood up in a demonstration of their withdrawal of trust from Mr. Kurz, 32, making him the first Austrian leader in more than seven decades to be removed from power by his peers in Parliament.
The removal of Mr. Kurz, just 17 months after he became chancellor, came despite a gain of 8 percentage points for his conservative People’s Party in the European Parliament elections.
Mr Brady met privately with the PM before the committee talks, which began yesterday.
Some 1922 Committee members want to change rules to allow second no-confidence vote
The new Independent Group of MPs has agreed to back Theresa May in any vote of no confidence, one of its most prominent members has said.
In an exclusive interview with The Independent, former Conservative MP Heidi Allen said the group – which also consists of eight Labour MPs – had decided not to do anything that would facilitate a general election.
Sources within the 1922 Committee suggest that there is a fair chance the executive will endorse a rule change tonight allowing a fresh challenge if a third of the parliamentary party indicates they will support it – effectively raising the threshold in terms of numbers of MPs required and removing the one challenge-a-year rule. Alternatively the 12 month challenge delay period could be reduced to six months – meaning the next leadership challenge would be on from June 3rd.
A vote on Theresa May’s future among the party’s grassroots supporters which could hasten her departure from office is just weeks away after enough local party chairmen signed a petition supporting it.
Guess what, MPs: if you defy the democratic will, the demos will punish you.
He backs a second referendum and last week said Mrs May’s attack on parliament for blocking her Brexit deal left him „never more ashamed to be Conservative“, adding: „I could have wept.“
The chairman of the Beaconsfield Constituency Conservative Association, Jackson Ng, said the no confidence motion was passed at the association’s annual general meeting on Friday evening.
Commons Speaker John Bercow secretly met Tory rebel Dominic Grieve just hours before throwing out centuries of tradition to allow the MP to scupper Theresa May’s Brexit plans.
The pair spoke in Mr Bercow’s grace-and-favour Commons apartment the day before the Speaker tore up the rule book to allow the former Attorney General to table an amendment to wrest control of Brexit from the Prime Minister, The Mail on Sunday can reveal
One lawmaker defected from Granger’s APNU-AFC coalition, which had a one-seat majority, and sided with an opposition-led motion to cut short his term that would have ended in 2020. The Guyanese parliament had never before called a no-confidence vote.
It’s the morning after the fight before. War-torn Tories are nursing a political hangover fit for Christmas – as Theresa May begs 27 EU leaders for a „legally binding“ solution to her Brexit deal
One minister said he couldn’t see how the party could ‚put the jigsaw back together‘ after the vote
Theresa May’s survival speaks to the stasis and cowardice of the Conservative establishment.
it might ultimately break the party apart, with some members coalescing around a nationalist, even populist, alternative while their less strident colleagues join a putative “centrist” party committed to a more moderate, more open style of politics. Aren’t we, then, looking at a truly existential threat to the world’s oldest, and arguably most successful, party?
The Prime Minister will jet off to an emergency Brexit summit in Brussels on Thursday to pick up the threads of her beleaguered deal.
Her frantic tour of EU leaders earlier this week ended in humiliation after they rejected her calls for more Brexit concessions.
The rug was pulled from under her enemies’ feet when the prime minister made her pledge to Conservative colleagues, many still bruised from 2017, that she would not fight the next election.
Like a zombie, Theresa May staggers on. Despite whatever is thrown at her, nothing can bring her down.
But neither can she regain her strength. As she stumbles towards her eventual destruction, is she taking the country with her?
THERESA May will limp on in Number 10 after winning the confidence vote despite a THIRD of her own MPs wanting to sack her.
The PM won the support of 200 Tory MPs, enough to stay in post, but with 117 MPs calling for her to go her time in charge seems to be running out.
Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party by 200 to 117.
DOMINIC Raab is now the favourite the replace Theresa May as the PM faces a no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit.
The self-made millionaire, raised a Muslim, grew-up on Stapleton Road and went to Downend School, and voted Remain in the Brexit referendum
(11.12.2018) But Remainers wanting a second referendum – and not all do – should be careful what they wish for. A second referendum would be far more divisive than the first, possibly leaving a permanently scarred country. And it would also almost certainly fail to overturn Brexit.
For May to survive a leadership, she needs a simple majority of Conservative lawmakers — 158 of 315 to support her.
Depending on how many candidates there are, rounds of elections will be held, and the MPs with the fewest votes would drop out of the race one by one.
That all changes when there are two candidates left – Conservative Party members will have the final say in an open election.
Some within the Labour Party also believe their political enemies want the party to table a vote, only to lose it, weakening Mr Corbyn in the process and pushing the party closer to backing a second referendum.
There’s also the chance that Mrs May could be toppled by her own party, angry at her decision to delay the crucial Brexit vote, leading some to call for the Labour leader to hold back.
Jeremy Corbyn has reached out to the DUP and said that Labour is „ready to step in and negotiate seriously“ to find an alternative Brexit deal with the EU.
In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the Labour Party leader said the DUP „dislike the backstop for very good and sensible reasons“ and that „absolutely“ Labour’s version of Brexit can work for the Northern Ireland party and the people of the province.
There is nothing more dangerous and self-defeating in politics, as in every other area of life, than the inability to discern the true significance of events, viewing them instead through a prism of self-interest, groupthink and partisanship. That is the problem currently blinding all those in the Westminster bubble.
As the Prime Minister continues to face pressure over her leadership, the county’s MPs – like the rest of the country – are split on whether the deal delivers what the government promised.
But only one has decided to join those who have called for a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister by submitting a formal letter to the chairman of the 1922 committee Graham Brady – the MP for Gravesham Adam Holloway.
MPs from the Democratic Unionist Party are expected to abstain for a second time on crucial Budget votes in the Commons in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
It comes after Eurosceptics in the party faced questions over the apparent collapse of their efforts to trigger a no confidence in the prime minister.
“When you are Tory MP, you’re over 55 and you’ve been there for a few years,” he said.
“And you think on principle you ought to rebel but then, of course, you know what happens to Tory MPs when they retire if they’ve been good boys and girls?
“They go to the House of Lords and rebels don’t go to the House of Lords!”
David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the chair of the European Research Group, are among the speakers at an ERG press conference to mark the publication of a paper about the benefits of leaving the customs union
The Brexiteer says it’s now or never for those who want get rid of May – or else she could lead the party into the next election.
„I can tell you this – it certainly isn’t for all the women in the ERG – all the women have put their letters in.“
She speculated that there were around 46 letters of no confidence in, two shy of the number needed to force a vote in Mrs May’s leadership, and added: „I know of key people holding their letters back.“
Conservative critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy are struggling to gather enough support to force a vote of no-confidence in her leadership.
The so-called “pizza plot” by five pro-Brexit Cabinet ministers to press Mrs May to take a tougher stance with Brussels also appeared to be fading.
So far Sir Graham Brady, chair of the backbench 1922 committee who is responsible for declaring that moment, has made no public comment.
It is unclear whether Number 10’s frenetic efforts this weekend are intended to prevent the number of letters getting to 48, or to ensure the prime minister can get the backing of the 150 Tory MPs she would need to win a confidence vote – either way, the fight is on.
“Regrettably, this is not the situation, therefore, in accordance with the relevant rules and procedures of the Conservative Party and the 1922 Committee this is a formal letter of No Confidence in the Leader of the Party, the Rt Hon Theresa May.
“I am copying this letter to the Prime Minister and the Chief Whip, and although I understand that it is possible for the correspondence to remain confidential I shall be making it public.”
Speaking outside the meeting, he denied that it was a “coup” and said that it was not about his own ambition, adding: “I am no putting my name forward for leadership.”
He said that there was “swathes of talent” in the party, referencing Dominic Raab, David David, Esther Mcvey and Boris Johnson.
He did, however, say that he thinks the next Tory leader should be a Leave backer, unlike Mrs May.
THE Commons fell silent on Thursday when prominent Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg threatened Theresa May directly and claimed he will write a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister over her controversial Brexit draft agreement.
An ex-minister told MailOnline: ‚I think a few people are holding off, will read the deal, square off their associations this weekend, then put in a letter.‘
Brexiteer MP Conor Burns told LBC: ‚There’s a lot of febrile talk. What I can tell you is there’s no orchestrated attempt to put letters in.
‚But sensing the levels of frustration and annoyance colleagues are feeling it would not surprise me if organically letters are going in.‘
Tory MPs don’t want to get rid of Theresa May yet but they might decide getting rid of her early is better than not getting rid of her at all.
For this to happen, 48 Conservative MPs must submit letters to the Party’s chairman.
And it could happen sooner rather than later amid reports that 46 have already been submitted.
Brexit supportor David Davis is the most likely successor to Mrs May.
This is the first time in Spanish democratic history that a head of government has been ousted. Rajoy, 63, refused to step down ahead of the vote, saying he had the trust of the people who voted for him at the 2016 election.
Rajoy is being replaced by Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez, whose 84 seats were insufficient for the majority of 176 required in the 350-seat house. This forced the PSOE to seek support from a range of other parties, including regional nationalists in the Basque Country and Catalonia.