July 24 2019 - Britain will have a new Prime Minister and a quite a few less Conservative MPs
On July 24th 2019, Britain will have a brand new Prime Minister and if words are to be trusted several Conservative Members of Parliament including Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, would be out of the Cabinet and possibly out of the Conservative Party as other prominent names that have publicly announced that they stand to vote down a Conservative government. Not a promising beginning. But if there is any hint of a major rebellion, depending on who is elected Leader of the Conservative Party, there could not be a Parliament standing as Boris Johnson indicated that to prevent Parliament from trying to block Brexit he as Prime Minister is willing to prorogue Parliament.
Some rebel Conservatives have said that should the new Prime Minister prorogue Parliament then they would assemble outside the Houses of Parliament. In 2017, Theresa May misjudged the public mood and called a General Election. This could be the Labour Party's turn to misjudge the mood of the public.
The outcome of recent local elections and of the European Parliament Elections are food for thought for both Labour and Conservatives. If there is a General Election in the automn then we will know if the Lib Dems and the Brexit Party will be able to capitalize on Labour and Conservatives' troubles. I reckon that despite everything that is being said to mass media, both Labour and Conservatives will try to avoid a General Election.
Entangled in the anti-Semitism row, the Labour Party is in dire shape. About 67 Labour Party Members of the House of Lords had a letter published criticizing what some have defined as institutional anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Brexit. There is little time for anything else.