Theresa May is ‘out of control’ and the ‘time may come’ when Labour makes a second attempt to smash her Government, Emily Thornberry claimed today.
The shadow foreign secretary accused the Prime Minister of ‘not listening’ to Parliament after it crushed her Brexit deal three times.
Mrs May is planning to bring back the plan for a fourth vote despite MPs’ refusal to accept it and a hard-core of Tory Brexiteers defeating it again on Friday.
Theresa May is ‘out of control’ and the ‘time may come’ when Labour makes a second attempt to smash her Government, Emily Thornberry (pictured today on Sky News) claimed today
The shadow foreign secretary accused the Prime Minister (pictured today at church in Maidenhead) of ‘not listening’ to Parliament after it crushed her Brexit deal three times
Labour called and lost a motion of no confidence in the Government in January but could make a second attempt in days.
Losing would start a two-week countdown to a General Election being called unless an alternative government could be formed.
But Labour and Opposition MPs can only win a vote if some Conservative MPs switch sides and vote against their own party.
Some Brexiteer Tories have hinted they could do so to block the deal, while Remain Tories have warned they might to avoid No Deal.
Ms Thornberry said told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday the Prime Minster was ‘out of control’.
She said: ‘Even with just days to go she is just saying ‘It is my deal or no deal’. That is not meaningful, that is not democracy.
‘That is Theresa May stamping her feet and saying ‘I want this, no one else is allowed to do anything.
‘No wonder she is in trouble. She is out of control. She is not listening to anyone. No one knows what it is that she is going to do next.
‘I think her judgment has been undermined.’
Labour Jeremy Corbyn (pictured yesterday in Newport) called and lost a motion of no confidence in the Government in January but could make a second attempt in days
Ms Thornberry said it is ‘likely’ Britain would leave the EU under a Labour government, although there was a strong case for a second referendum – but admitted she still wanted to Remain in the EU.
‘I think that we are likely to leave the EU but I think it is something we need to agree ourselves and I think that there is a strong argument for asking the people to have a final say on this.
‘I think that it is quite difficult for us to leave the European Union, most of us campaigned for Remain.
‘I think in our hearts we want to remain, but the difficulty is that we have to square that with democracy. We are democrats above everything else.’
Were an election to be called, Mr Corbyn would be poised on the threshold of Downing Street, an exclusive Mail on Sunday poll has found.
After weeks of conflict in the Conservative Party, public support for Labour stands at 41 per cent, five points clear of the Tories on 36.
If repeated at an Election, Labour would be on course to win 307 seats, while the Conservatives would claim just 264.
Although Mr Corbyn would be 19 seats short of a majority, it would leave him in pole position to enter No 10 if he could strike an deal with the Scottish Nationalists.
When the 11-strong Independent Group of Labour and Tory MPs is included in the poll choices, Labour is still ahead, on 35 per cent, with the Tories on 32 per cent and the new group – now called Change UK – on nine per cent.
Jeremy Corbyn would be poised on the threshold of Downing Street if Theresa May called a General Election, an exclusive Mail on Sunday poll has found
The findings by Deltapoll represent a sharp turnaround for Mr Corbyn from last month’s MoS poll when the Tories enjoyed a seven-point cushion.
The new poll also shows that Boris Johnson enjoys a clear lead among the electorate in the race to succeed Mrs May as Tory leader, with more than twice the level of support of his closest rival, Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove is the next most popular, followed by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss.
The results will be seized upon by supporters of Mr Johnson. He has traditionally been more popular in the country than he is among the Tory MPs who would determine the final two candidates for a run-off among party members.
It will also embolden him in his battle with Mrs May’s allies in No 10 and at Tory HQ who have been plotting to sabotage his bid to take over the reins of power.
Although Mr Corbyn would be 19 seats short of a majority, it would leave him in pole position to enter No 10 if he could strike an deal with the Scottish Nationalists