This BBC article sets out in detail how many have resigned from the May government in comparison to other Prime Ministers.
Just when you thought things couldn't get any more complicated - John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, has announced that the Executive cannot put forward another vote to Parliament unless the motion put to it had changed substantially in nature. He was concerned that the Government are keeping coming back to Parliament with essentially rehashed versions of the same deal - almost grinding down Parliament until they give in. Quoting conventions and precedent dating back to the 17th Century Bercow used his power as 'Chair' Speaker to defend Parliamentary rights and effectively scupper Theresa May's attempts at pushing her deal through by attrition.
In another sign of the deep divisions ripping through British Politics at the moment, Environment Minister George Eustice has resigned from the Government due to the proposed delay to Brexit, suggested by Theresa May this week. Eustice is a well known Brexiteer and believes that the Prime Minister, by taking a no deal off the table, has removed any form of bargaining chip for Britain in what he believes should be the final run up to Brexit.
HOW CAN WE USE THIS IN A LEVEL POLITICS?
His resignation is a good example to Politics students of Cabinet splits and Collective Responsibility - as he felt he could not support the Government policy and therefore had to resign.
A BBC analysis of where the UK is now using 8 charts to help explain
This excellent BBC Video explains how the Tories can possibly topple their leader and Prime Minister
Theresa May's government is defeated by 4 votes in a crucial Brexit amendment. This is a good example of a BACKBENCH REVOLT as Tory MP's voted against their party in a sign of the major splits and divisions being caused by Brexit. It is an embarrassment for the May government after a glimmer of light caused by her seeming agreement on Irish border issues on Friday. It is a sign of a tempestuous journey ahead for the Brexit debate. Read the story below to see how the whips tried and failed to stave off defeat for the government.
In Politics we use these key terms when describing elements of legislation - They can often be easily confused .. this is a little guide to getting it right..
Mr John Wishart -