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Yesterday Parliament debated confidence in the current government.

It comes as no surprise to me that we have a squatter in Number 10.

While the country is gripped in the cost of living crisis and Backlog Britain is bulging in every government department, the country is being led by a Prime Minister who refuses to leave and his zombie government.

The only reason Boris Johnson is at Number 10, is because his Tory mates are propping him up. A few weeks ago, they had no confidence in him. Yet, they have failed to act in the national interest by removing him from office immediately.

Yesterday, the government tabled a confidence motion in itself. This bizarre move came after Labour last week tabled a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister and his government, but in an unprecedented act, this was blocked by the government. I had raised a Point of Order last week, on how this act amounted to ignoring the will of the House.

The government may have won its motion yesterday but this just shows the moral and political bankruptcy of the governing Tory party. Having sent letters of resignation to the Prime Minister last week explicitly citing his appalling leadership, former Ministers and reinstated Ministers should be ashamed that last night they effectively voted against what they know to be best for the country.

The country is facing unprecedented temperatures, impacting health and key national infrastructure, catastrophic delays in ambulance waiting times, inflation and the cost-of-living crisis and we cannot afford a government-in-name-only.

During yesterday’s debate, Labour’s leader Keir Starmer spoke for us all in his opening speech, when he said “After 12 years of failed Tory government, Britain is stuck – stuck with a low-growth economy; stuck at home, unable to get a passport or a flight; stuck on the phone, trying to get a GP appointment. Our taxes are going up, food and energy bills are out of control”. 

The country does not need a fourth Conservative Prime Minister in six years.

What Britain needs is a fresh start and a Labour government.


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