Immediate confidence vote

It is understood Boris Johnson will avoid immediate confidence vote that could be brought by the Labour, precisely on the first day in office as prime minister. But Labour fears it could backfire with senior Tory saying he should be given a “time-limited chance” until the autumn to prove he has plans to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Mr. Johnson being the favorite to replace ‘Theresa May’ based on the outcome of the Tory leadership elections by the Conservatives members, while the result will be made public on Tuesday.

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On the next day ‘Theresa May’ will resign to the Queen after her questions as prime minister, and later on that same day, Mr. Johnson will ascend fully as a new British prime minister.

There have been doubts from the Labour, on the issue of bringing a vote of no confidence, but would Labour immediate confidence vote prior to MPs summer holiday impact positively, while Tory rebels lay down their arms in order to allow Boris Johnson strike a new deal with Brussels. But a good number of Labour party members couldn’t kick against holding a confident vote, adding that it’s still a good option, however, was considered unlikely due to little chance of success and eventually would bolster Boris Johnson’s position. There are also chances of testing Mr. Johnson’s majority a day after he assumes office, and that same day he will make a statement regarding mapped-out plans for Brexit prior to the parliaments break until September.

The shadow chancellor ‘John McDonnell’ had earlier predicted in May that a confident vote could potentially take place as soon as the new prime minister ascends the position of No 10. In the same manner, the shadow leader of the Commons ‘Valerie Vaz’ said last month that it was “vital” for MPs to test the new prime minister in parliament immediately and also suggested the Commons could still be sitting in early August.

Speaking of an immediate confidence vote, a senior MP on Mr. Johnson’s campaign equally said there isn’t fear of immediate confidence vote and gestured the attitude was “bring it on”. While, another source close to the rebel alliance also added that, Mr. Johnson needed to be given until at least the autumn so as to prove whether there are plans to avoid no-deal, coupled with the public thought towards him as prime minister. Based on this, a cabinet minister also added:

We will give him a chance, but it is a time-limited chance”.

A backbench Tory ‘Sir Roger Gale’ did predict earlier this month through the Commons magazine that if Jeremy Corbyn goes ahead to lodge a vote no confidence until after recess, most Conservatives MPs would back it for it to pass, with the North Thanet MP refusal to rule out the option of voting against Boris Johnson in such a motion, arguing that it would depend “entirely on the circumstances”.

Yesterday, a business minister ‘Margot James’ in her resignation letter said it was “concerning enough” having voted against the government, that Mr. Johnson was prepared to leave the European Union with no-deal, adding that, proroguing parliament to push it through was a “bridge too far”. 

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