So how likely is it that MPs vote against the lockdown on Weds?

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JacobReesMogadishu Sun 01-Nov-20 22:53:52

I’m hazarding a guess fairly unlikely?

But if they do does the govt have to accept the vote?

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PicsInRed Sun 01-Nov-20 22:56:43

No, it's ok, if they vote against we'll just have a snap election. 👍

JacobReesMogadishu Sun 01-Nov-20 22:58:58

Excellent...can we shoe horn one in before Brexit?! 🙈😂

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HeddaGarbled Sun 01-Nov-20 22:59:17

There’ll be a few Conservative rebels but the Labour Party will vote for so it’ll pass no problem.

Dan1980 Sun 01-Nov-20 23:00:14

Tories have a huge majority and MPs that vote against it are being threatened with being " deselection " Factor in Starmer the leader of the opposition supporting lockdown, I'd say the chances of it not going through parliament are zero

ShellsAndSunrises Sun 01-Nov-20 23:00:24

It’ll pass. Labour have said they’ll support it. There will be some backbenchers who vote against it because they don’t agree to another lockdown, but they’ll get the numbers it needs to pass.

Aardvarkitsabloodyaardvark Sun 01-Nov-20 23:00:33

Agreed, Labour are pro lockdown so it will go through.

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Dan1980 Sun 01-Nov-20 23:00:37

deselected *

Dustballs Sun 01-Nov-20 23:04:32

Might they vote against the lockdown going beyond Dec 2nd though?

Unless agreed by parliament perhaps ...

Dustballs Sun 01-Nov-20 23:04:51

Labour might support that?

HeddaGarbled Mon 02-Nov-20 00:30:07

Unlikely. Someone would have to table an amendment and no-one’s showing any appetite for that at the moment. Labour are generally more in favour of lockdown than Conservatives.

MercyBooth Mon 02-Nov-20 00:32:32

Why hasnt Starmer gone for a vote of no confidence against the Government

HeddaGarbled Mon 02-Nov-20 00:35:51

Because that wouldn’t be very helpful in the middle of a pandemic and he’s not an arse?

AcornAutumn Mon 02-Nov-20 00:43:48

Dan1980

Tories have a huge majority and MPs that vote against it are being threatened with being " deselection " Factor in Starmer the leader of the opposition supporting lockdown, I'd say the chances of it not going through parliament are zero

This.

SheepandCow Mon 02-Nov-20 00:54:12

As others have said, Labour are in favour of listening to the science and they therefore support containment measures.

Perhaps the more right wing anti containment MPs will defect to Nigel Farage's new Anti Lockdown party? When he sets it up. Presumably he's a bit too busy until after the US election. (He's currently in the US helping on the Trump campaign.)

MercyBooth Mon 02-Nov-20 01:37:06

Farage is a cunt who will jump on any bandwagon that suits his agenda at the time.

HeddaGarbled Mon 02-Nov-20 02:04:12

Why hasnt Starmer gone for a vote of no confidence against the Government

Or, Starmer knows Johnson’s going to take the flak for all this and is content to let that play out.

MercyBooth Mon 02-Nov-20 02:07:23

True. Bet Johnson is wishing that they didnt win last December now

HeddaGarbled Mon 02-Nov-20 02:11:10

Yup, not what he was expecting. I almost feel sorry for him.

lovelemoncurd Mon 02-Nov-20 02:38:46

I can't believe some backbenchers are opposing this. Do they want to see us using ice rinks as morgues?

Youandmeareluckytobeus Mon 02-Nov-20 06:43:14

Excellent...can we shoe horn one in before Brexit?! 🙈😂
Eh? Brexit took place months ago. The UK has left the European Union and we are just negotiating to see if we can negotiate a trade deal before the end of this year.

Mistigri Mon 02-Nov-20 07:10:56

Chance of govt losing this is zero because they are implementing a policy that Keir Starmer proposed a few weeks ago and the Labour Party will certainly vote for.

I think there will be an embarrassing Tory rebellion though - Farage is obviously planning to capitalise on this with his new anti-lockdown party. I wonder if any Tory MPs will defect.

Monty27 Mon 02-Nov-20 07:13:42

It'll be all about the whip

poshme Mon 02-Nov-20 07:22:28

Tory MPs won't defect to Farage. They know if they do they'll never win another election.

Karmer won't do a vote of no confidence because the government have an 80 seat majority. Even with unhappy Tory MPs, he'd lose.

blueangel19 Mon 02-Nov-20 07:48:07

So if Labour were in charge we would be in lockdown already. Well well...

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