BREXIT – Queen could be forced to STEP IN if Theresa May loses confidence vote

The Sun headlined its disputed story: ‘Queen backs Brexit’. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

THE Queen may have to step in and use rare powers to sort out the Brexit mess if Theresa May is forced out next week.

Brexit: Government loses vote on amendment to contempt motion

|TOM NELLIST, EXPRESS|AIWA! NO!|The Prime Minister faced crunch ‘meaningful vote’ on Tuesday whose outcome defeat as widely predicted, plunged the UK into a constitutional crisis.

It is expected Jeremy Corbyn would try to seize power by pressing for a vote of no confidence in Mrs May. Should the Labour leader win the power struggle he would be given 14 days to form a new government under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. However, if Mrs May refuses to resign, a scenario suggested by Tory MP Andrea Leadsom, Buckingham Palace would be drawn into the chaos.


At the end of the two-week period, the Queen would officially have the power to choose the new prime minister.

Palace complains to watchdog over Sun's 'Queen backs Brexit' claims | Media | The Guardian

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She would have to decide whether to dismiss her current ministers and support a Jeremy Corbyn led government or stick with Theresa May.

The situation was suggested by Cambridge academic David Howarth who said it would cause “immense difficulties” for the Queen who tries to stay out of politics.

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