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US NewsPETER OBORNE: Blood is on the carpet and civil war has broken out - but don't write the prime minister off yet

04:00  14 march  2019
04:00  14 march  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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PETER OBORNE : Blood is on the carpet and civil war has broken out - but don ' t write the prime minister off yet . Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May responding to the result of a vote in the House of Commons in London on March 13, 2019 in which MPs signalled their opposition to leaving

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During more than 25 years of reporting politics at Westminster, I have seen a great many remarkable and astonishing events.

But never anything remotely like the extraordinary and destructive political typhoon that swirled through the House of Commons last night — leaving chaos behind it.

Such unprecedented and profoundly disturbing events normally signal the death of a government — and the destruction of a prime minister.

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Five Cabinet ministers defying a three-line government whip — the most powerful instrument of power any prime minister possesses?

That’s never happened before in living memory.

It is very rare for a Cabinet minister to defy the direct orders of a prime minister — as Labour’s Robin Cook bravely did over the Iraq War before quitting the Blair government.

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PETER OBORNE: Blood is on the carpet and civil war has broken out - but don't write the prime minister off yet © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May responding to the result of a vote in the House of Commons in London on March 13, 2019 in which MPs signalled their opposition to leaving the EU with no deal Humiliating

It’s completely unheard of for a minister to defy a three-line whip and survive.

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Yet Welfare Secretary Amber Rudd, Justice Secretary David Gauke, Business Secretary Greg Clark, Energy Minister Claire Perry and Scottish Secretary David Mundell are still in their jobs this morning — despite their open defiance of the Prime Minister and the Government they say they support.

As a result, the minority Tory government was defeated twice on key Brexit votes.

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And, despite failing in the most public and humiliating way possible to push her flagship policy through the Commons, Mrs May, too, is still in office this morning.

More precisely, she woke up in her bed in Downing Street. But last night’s events showed that she is in No 10 but not in power — to use the phrase expressed with devastating effect by Norman Lamont about John Major after being sacked as Chancellor in the wake of Britain’s Black Wednesday debacle, when sterling crashed out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism, with interest rates soaring to a terrifying 15 per cent.

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PETER OBORNE: Blood is on the carpet and civil war has broken out - but don't write the prime minister off yet © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited (Left to right) Britain's Business Secretary Greg Clark, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, Justice Secretary David Gauke and Scotland Secretary David Mundell, who all remain in their offices despite defying the government whip by abstaining and did not vote with the Government on the amended motion Mrs May’s authority is gone. Ministers are contemptuous of her authority. They can rebel against her orders with impunity.

And as a grisly metaphor for her loss of command, the Prime Minister has lost her voice, with a gallant Michael Gove obliged to step in for Mrs May yesterday afternoon.

Some of her MPs were saying that it’s not just her voice she’s lost. She’s lost her hearing as well. And soon she’ll lose her job.

Amid all this debacle, a brutal and deeply unedifying row has broken out within the senior ranks of the Conservative Party as government whips are blaming Downing Street for the shambles.

They are already naming names — Gavin Barwell, the prime minister’s most trusted aide and her Downing Street chief of staff. It was reported last night that the whips are ‘incandescent’ that Downing Street officials gave Cabinet ministers the nod that they could defy instructions and vote with a rebel amendment blocking a No Deal Brexit.

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In other words, blood is on the carpet. There’s been a disgraceful breakdown of trust. An outbreak of civil war at the very top of the Conservative Party.

For the past few months, Theresa May has been desperately battling to prevent the pro-European wing on one side and the ultra-Brexiteers on the other side of the Tory Party from breaking apart. Last night, it was even worse: she faced mutiny. And she lacked the strength and authority to face it down. She gave in to the rebels and there is now a huge price to pay.

Weak though she is, there’s no sign Mrs May will quit despite enduring countless humiliations and defeats.

PETER OBORNE: Blood is on the carpet and civil war has broken out - but don't write the prime minister off yet © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Michael Gove stepped in for Mrs May yesterday afternoon after she lost her voice Cats have nine lives. Mrs May has enjoyed more. Many more.

Incredible though it sounds — don’t rule her out from emerging from this latest crisis.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his shadow ministers keep on saying that Mrs May’s Brexit deal is finished.

I am not so sure. Despite last night’s shambles, Mrs May still holds some cards.

And although her deal is unquestionably on life support in the emergency ward, the switch has not yet been turned off.

There is a chance of revival.

I believe that for all the chaos and confusion of the past 48 hours, a way forward could develop.

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Consider the facts. Yesterday morning, Theresa May woke up in the knowledge that her EU withdrawal deal had been voted down in the Commons by a massive 149 votes.

Feuding

Pausing only to take medication for her racking cough, she went straight into an early morning emergency Cabinet meeting to discuss the possible consequences if the Government was defeated again, in last night’s vote.

Those who witnessed ministers emerge from that session tell me that they looked tired, almost broken and deeply depressed.

There then followed what must have seemed to the Prime Minister a blissful respite: the Chancellor’s spring statement on the state of the economy.

Normally this is one of the major events of the year. This time it was all but completely overshadowed by the Brexit chaos.

And by early afternoon it was back to Brexit, with Michael Gove — one of the most ardent Brexiteers — standing in for Mrs May.

PETER OBORNE: Blood is on the carpet and civil war has broken out - but don't write the prime minister off yet © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There are signs that Mrs May’s diehard opponents are about to give in. They are learning the hard way that you underestimate this very formidable lady at your peril By 7pm, the rebellion was under way, government was in chaos, and feuding had broken out at the very top.

To many voters, this must all seem totally mad and out of touch with the realities of their daily lives.

Even someone such as me, well versed in the craziness of Westminster, finds it hard to comprehend what is going on.

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But curiously enough, this is what I predict could happen.

It now looks likely that the Prime Minister will use last night’s events to terrify her Brexiteer opponents into submission.

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She will effectively blackmail them by saying that if they continue to cause trouble Brexit will not happen after all.

It’s far too soon to be certain but it seems highly likely that the Prime Minister will rise from her sick bed to put her deal before MPs in a so-called ‘meaningful vote’ for the third time next week.

And that she will threaten them that if they vote her down again, Brexit itself will be kicked into the long grass.

Not just a delay of a few weeks to Article 50 of the kind that has been discussed up to now. But a delay of two years or more.

Reassuringly, at last, there are signs that Mrs May’s diehard opponents are about to give in.

They are learning the hard way that you underestimate this very formidable lady at your peril.

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