According to Westminster sources, the Queen’s speech will be delayed by “a few days” to enable Theresa May to form her coalition of chaos with the DUP. But this announcement shows that May’s claims of forming a “government of certainty” is nothing but a farce. And it leads to questions as to whether she should step down to allow Labour to attempt to form a government.
May was very quick to say she was going to form a government with the DUP. She rushed off to see the Queen without an agreement being in place. And she then gave speeches which indicated that the agreement was already in place. She stated that:
This gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom.
But assertions that a confidence and supply agreement were in place were shredded after the DUP released a press statement saying negotiations were continuing, and the PM had to backtrack. And now, May is delaying the Queen’s speech. This means she still has not reached a workable agreement.
Delaying the Queen’s speech is nothing but a subversion of democracy. There are suggestions that it’s been delayed because no one knew the outcome of the election. But surely, that’s the point of an election. It is undecided. And this is a pathetic excuse.
And this delay does nothing for May’s already rock bottom credibility. She now needs to move forward. And if this means presenting a Queen’s speech without a confidence and supply agreement in place, so be it.
Time for an alternative
If this fails, Jeremy Corbyn will be able to attempt to form a government. If this is unsuccessful, the country would face another general election. But the fact remains that May went into this election trying to get a strong mandate for her leadership in the Brexit negotiations.
She failed. Miserably.
May might have won the election, but many people voted for a change. They voted against austerity and Tory policies. And now, with May’s coalition of chaos looking increasingly like a fantasy, it’s time for her to step aside. It’s time to try something different.
– Sign the petition of no confidence in a Conservative/ DUP coalition. Make your thoughts on the deal known.
– Contact your MP and be vocal on social media.
– Organise! Join (and participate in the activities of) a union, an activist group, and/or a political party.
We need your help to keep speaking the truth
Every story that you have come to us with; each injustice you have asked us to investigate; every campaign we have fought; each of your unheard voices we amplified; we do this for you. We are making a difference on your behalf.
Our fight is your fight. You’ve supported our collective struggle every time you gave us a like; and every time you shared our work across social media. Now we need you to support us with a monthly donation.
We have published nearly 2,000 articles and over 50 films in 2021. And we want to do this and more in 2022 but we don’t have enough money to go on at this pace. So, if you value our work and want us to continue then please join us and be part of The Canary family.
In return, you get:
* Advert free reading experience
* Quarterly group video call with the Editor-in-Chief
* Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
* 20% discount in our shop
Almost all of our spending goes to the people who make The Canary’s content. So your contribution directly supports our writers and enables us to continue to do what we do: speaking truth, powered by you. We have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence our vital opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right-wing mainstream media.
With your help we can continue:
* Holding political and state power to account
* Advocating for the people the system marginalises
* Being a media outlet that upholds the highest standards
* Campaigning on the issues others won’t
* Putting your lives central to everything we do
We are a drop of truth in an ocean of deceit. But we can’t do this without your support. So please, can you help us continue the fight?