Campaign for Direct Democracy GB

June 2019
There is NO automatic Tory right to provide the next prime minister and stay in power

Contact your MP to find out what they think about this and how they propose to solve "brexit"!
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Rather late in the day, a UK news outlet has echoed our point (3) that the Conservative party, whoever their new leader, has NO right to automatically provide the next prime minister (1). In our elected parliament the House of Commons they have no majority so parties should be encouraged to present policy proposals and suggestions for inter-party and cross-party alliances, aiming to solve the brexit blockade.

Take a look at the official guide to UK governance, the Cabinet Manual (2). Here is a short extract, more at (3)

from section:
Change of Prime Minister or government during a Parliament
2.13 Where a range of different administrations could potentially be formed, political parties may (....) hold discussions to establish who is best able to command the confidence of the House of Commons and should form the next government.

Following from Cabinet Manual's guidance,  we at INIREF recommend that MPs get together to find a solution which avoids a motion of no confidence, circumvents the uncertainties and strife associated with an early general election, and produces an ad hoc, "bespoke" arrangement designed to solve "brexit" in a fair and timely manner.

1. The Guardian view on Tory leadership and the constitution: a crisis in the making

2. The Cabinet Manual

3. Why should the incumbent party automatically be allowed to continue in government? The party (Conservative and Unionist) is in crisis and since 2016 in government they have failed to enact their central policies. An important reason for this weakness is that since 2017 the Conservative and Unionist party has no majority in our elected parliament the House of Commons: They lack constitutionally adequate support of the UK electorate. More at

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