Members of Parliament will be voting today on whether to reverse Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election earlier this year. If the motion is passed, the House of Commons could return to the hybrid parliament the Conservatives had proposed before the election before the government has been able to convince Parliament of the need for fresh legislation. The other MPs of the House of Commons (aka the parliamentary minority parties) would then need to agree on the alignment with the EU proposals the British government has presented as a compromise before Parliament votes to pass a motion of no confidence in the government.
A senior Conservative source told The Times that “There are more than sufficient numbers in the House to defeat the prime minister.” If that’s the case, the chances of a government losing its majority could be very high. The prospect of a no-confidence vote now is causing widespread fear in some parts of the Tory party, though they might not be the only ones. One Liberal Democrat MP, Layla Moran, said, “If this government should not survive, then we need to have a second referendum. We need a General Election.”