One Tory MP predicted his party’s lost majority, and reliance on 10 DUP votes, will result in revolting colleagues making a noise but rarely rebelling.
Conservatives are running scared of an early election, so Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour “Government-in-waiting” will be delayed for years.
A prominent Cabinet Minister insisted to me there’s zero chance of a contest this year or next, when the dodgy £1billion bung to Northern Ireland’s grasping hardline Unionists could let the Tories cling on until June 2022.
He’s right on the money and the hard reality is dawning on Labour movers and shakers who recognise the bruised Cons will at some stage dump May and then soldier on in the hope public opinion swings decisively back their way.
One Tory MP predicted his party’s lost majority, and reliance on 10 DUP votes, will result in revolting colleagues making a noise but rarely rebelling – with blind loyalty and the fear of redundancy whipping even big-mouths into line.
Corbyn’s confident rhetoric is understandable after the party did far better than even he predicted. Yet the veteran is beginning to realise that bold forecasts of him being Prime Minister within months or by Christmas will soon sound silly. A close aide to the Labour leader whispered that Corbyn is buoyed by large crowds and a burning desire to implement Labour’s manifesto.