As the SKWAWKBOX showed on Monday night, expert constitutional lawyers say that if Theresa May is unable to pass her Queen’s Speech – already delayed by her inability to reach agreement with a demanding DUP that is spooked by the vehemently negative reaction to it among Britons – Jeremy Corbyn will automatically become Prime Minister by legal convention and precedent:
For May’s Queen’s Speech to be defeated requires, based on an effective total of 643 MPS (seven Sinn Fein MPs do not take their seats) and assuming that all ten DUP MPs back the Tories, a total of at least twelve Tory MPs to rebel against their leader – preferably twenty or more to offset the possibility of a few right-wing blairites deciding to betray their party and the country by supporting the Tories.
Either number may sound unlikely. But in the current febrile situation in the Conservative party, the…
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