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‘No-confidence’ vote triggered against minority govt PM


24 May 2019: Finally, we’re looking at the last dismal days of May! She’s leaving after months of intense pressure by her own party and ultimately non-cooperation by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and other political opponents.

The British PM has just announced her long overdue resignation, and tearing up at the end of her brief speech – screengrab below – given in front of the PM’s iconic official residence.

Her formal departure date is June 7 when she stands down as Troy chief but she will only relinquish the premiership when successor is selected, probably around mid-July.

Theresa May stubbornly clung to office despite that she’d become so unpopular not only most of her country but even her own cabinet wanted her to vacate No.10 Downing Street.

Two days ago (Wed.), House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quit after earlier spates of resignations by Mrs May’s ‘cabinet secretaries’ or what we call ministers. Leadsom‘s signal was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

So ineffectual was Mrs May’s leadership her lacklustre conservative party fell behind Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party and arch rival Labour, and just slightly ahead of the Lib Dems (12%) in the ongoing EU elections.

The Brits voted yesterday with Tory polled at only 14 percent in popularity (voter intent) compared to frontrunner Brexit at 31 percent. Results will be known by Sunday. For sure the British public is speaking their dissatisfaction through the ballot box.

BELOW: Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is tipped to replace Theresa May 

The UK-US “special relationship”

Mrs May failed to deliver her country’s exit from the EU as promised by the 2016 UK referendum. Her Brexit bill was rejected three times by the House of Commons (British parliament).

Harapan too is failing to deliver the manifesto it promised Malaysia’s overly hopeful voters. And thus the ineffectual Harapan minority government will also eventually not last beyond one term. This is the logic of postmodern politics.

(Source: Internet live feed, Malaysian time: 6.15pm)

POSTSCRIPT: Hahaha, Donald Trump is likely to outlast the 3Ms (May, Merkel, Macron) – the sophisticates who looked down their snooty European noses at his gauche nationalism.


16 Jan 2019: PM Theresa May has been dealt a huge defeat in the British parliament over her Brexit deal proposal.

A ‘No Confidence’ motion against her minority government is tabled by Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn (video below). 

The lesson for Malaysia is that a minority government led by a minority party headed by an unpopular premier can be made to fall if the public wills it.


Prime Minister Theresa May survives the ‘no-confidence’ vote by her party backbenchers but can be no better than a lame duck PM now.

The 3Ms: May, Merkel & Macron … widely detested by swathes of their own countrymen, and living on borrowed time.


The threshold of 48 Conservatives MPs has been met, and thus Theresa May is being called upon to stand down as the British prime minister.

Tory lawmakers will vote shortly (Wednesday, 6-8 pm UK time) on whether they still retain confidence in Mrs May to lead the country. If a further 110 of her party MPs cast their ballot against her unethical leadership, she will be ousted as PM.

Opposition leader: Ruling party’s ”total inability to govern”

Half of Britain want May to deliver Brexit — a task at which she is foundering.

In fact, Europe’s Big Three Chiefs are all foundering and extremely unpopular among their respective publics.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has already been edged out from heading Germany’s ruling party CDU while French president Emmanuel Macron is currently beset by calls for his resignation at the same time that riots are setting Paris on fire.




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One thought on “‘No-confidence’ vote triggered against minority govt PM

  1. Irrespective of whether or not Theresa May’s Brexit deal was carried or defeated, or whether she is forced to step down due to a no confidence vote and someone else takes over as prime minister, or whether a fresh election is called and either the Conservatives or Labour form the new government; as it stands according to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, Britain is set to exit the European Union on 29 March 2019, unless the government moves a motion to over ride the Act and either delays or halts BREXIT against the will of the people as expressed in the 2016 referendum.

    According to the pro-BREXIT Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist:-

    “In theory, nothing except a government motion can stop the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 from effecting Britain’s departure from the EU on 29 March. In practice, anything might happen. After all, we have a fundamentally Remain parliament – and a fundamentally Remain government too, though one led by cowards and incompetents.”

    “Parliament itself has become the standard bearer for the anti-democratic forces in Britain. They have seen what happens when you give the people a say over fundamental decisions, and they don’t like it.”

    George Galloway is of similar opinion towards the end of this Russia Today article:-

    “Whilst it’s unlikely that the government will be toppled today, the government will remain a dead man walking. It’s equally unlikely that the EU can possibly concede anything like the negotiating territory required to close such a massive credibility gap as demonstrated in this historic parliamentary defeat, but in that case the clock will keep on ticking towards a No-Deal Brexit on March 29th.”

    Anyway, what similarities are there politically between Malaysia and Britain today?

    Malaysia has been ruled by coalition governments since the Alliance, Barisan Nasional and now Pakatan Harapan days and for most of the time, no one party within the coalition had a majority of seats in parliament to be able to form the government on its own.

    In Britain, the Conservatives, the Liberals and in more recent years the Labour Party had the majority of seats in parliament, so formed the government on their own, with a few exceptions, especially more recently, where no party won over 50% of seats in parliament, so had to form a coalition government with another party for the duration of that particular term of government,with the coalition dissolving at the next general elections.

    On the other hand, in Malaysia, formal coalitions or informal pacts are formed before the elections and have continued across several elections.

    Also, unlike in Britain where the Labour Party under Corbyn is strong and can potentially win if a fresh election is called, in Malaysia, the opposition – i.e. the Barisan Nasional, now reduced to three members from 13 in GE14 – i.e. just UMNO, MCA and MIC, is in shambles,with MCA and MIC almost non existent in parliament and UMNO greatly weakened with the possibility that more UMNO MPs could leave the party to become independents or jump ship to Pribumi, PKR or Amanah.

    As it stands right now, despite whatever unhappiness there may be amongst Malaysians with the Pakatan government; even if there was a major swing back to UMNO, MCA and UMNO in the next general elections, Barisan Nasional may not be able to get the 112 or more seats in parliament to form the next government, without the participation of Sarawak and Sabah parties in a coalition government.

    Either that, or there are major splits within Pakatan member parties such as PKR and Pribumi and the realignment of some parts which split off with UMNO and PAS to form a coalition government.

    Whatever, it will be interesting to observe political developments in Britain, including the “centrifugal” forces which could cause the union to break up, such as with pro-EU Scotland breaking away to become independent.

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