Oh Lordy, can you believe they are still in a job?

Graham Charles Lear
3 min readApr 2, 2019

Robert Buckland, Solicitor General

Alan Duncan, FCO minister

Tobias Ellwood, Defence Minister

Mark Field, FCO minister

Mike Freer, Lord Commissioner to the Treasury

Stephen Hammond, Health Minister

Margot James, Culture Minister

Anne Milton, Education Minister

Guy Opperman, Work and Pensions Minister

Rory Stewart, Justice Minister

All the above are Ministers in the UK Government all of these ministers voted for — against Government policy, against the party manifesto on which they stood, and against the wishes of the majority of the members of their party.

Imagine if you will you all work for a multi-billion £ industry and these ten people are directors of this multi-billion £ industry and they vote in the Boardroom for their main competitor to win the largest contract in the history. of your workplace. Quite rightly you would say WTF is going on? I could lose my job, my home. The big man or woman sitting in the big chair at the top of the table would feel your pain and quite rightly would fire all ten.

So Why isn’t Mrs May our Prime Minister firing those 10 ministers?

Below is a list what these Government ministers voted for — against Government policy, against the party manifesto on which they stood, and against the wishes of the majority of the members of their party. In other words, they voted for the UK's main competitor.

Voted for a Customs Union:

Robert Buckland, Solicitor General

Alan Duncan, FCO minister

Tobias Ellwood, Defence Minister

Mark Field, FCO minister

Stephen Hammond, Health Minister

Margot James, Culture Minister

Anne Milton, Education Minister

Guy Opperman, Work and Pensions Minister

Rory Stewart, Justice Minister

Voted for a second referendum:

Mike Freer, Lord Commissioner to the Treasury

Margot James, Culture Minister

Voted for ‘Common Market 2.0’ — Customs Union and Single Market

Stephen Hammond, Health Minister

Voted to revoke Article 50:

Mark Field, FCO minister

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, did not vote against one single one of these Remain motions, despite them all being against Government policy.

Free votes for ministers simply should not be allowed

It really doesn’t matter if Theresa May gave a free vote or not. The principle of Cabinet responsibility is an age-old tradition, otherwise, the government can’t function. In breaking this rule the PM is inviting chaos, and that is what she has achieved.

Let’s be frank, this Prime Minister has presided over the worst breakdown in the United Kingdom’s constitutional norms and traditions in living memory. Her gross incompetence and her preference for the malicious influence of unelected civil servants has resulted in humiliation for the entire country.

The world is looking on aghast at what the ‘Mother of all Parliaments’ has become.

Tory MPs must move against her immediately. She is a total disaster for the country, to say nothing of the Conservative Party.

Sources. House of Commons Voting Services.

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Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.