The Truss government was told earlier it had “12 hours” to “change the course of the ship” by Conservative MP Simon Hoare, after a vote on a controversial shale gas fracking ban led to chaos.
Lawmakers reported that Truss aides roughed up members of Parliament in the voting lobby to force them to vote against the ban. The government initially presented the vote as a motion of confidence in the Truss government, but there is still confusion as to whether it is
. A Downing Street spokesman said Thursday that conservative lawmakers who did not take part in Wednesday night’s vote will face disciplinary action, the Palestinian News Agency said.
But Liz Truss has said she will remain prime minister until new elections are held.