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Old 09-03-2019, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Inner Stickler View Post
Phillip Lee defected to the Lib Dems.

What does this mean for Johnson's government?
In blunt terms, he no longer commands a majority of the Commons and therefore shouldn't be PM. He can't win a vote even if all Tory MPs voted with him. Which they currently won't on Brexit. It makes a lot of his threats more obviously bluster, and massively increases his incentive to call an election.