You can tell it was a bad day for the cabinet...
Her Brexit deal was rejected by 230 votes – the biggest defeat in history for a sitting government.
And now, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabling a vote of no confidence in the government, Theresa May’s fate could be decided at 7pm tonight, with the result potentially leading to a general election, and maybe even a second referendum.
Twitter however predicted yesterday’s crushing blow for Theresa ahead of the announcement, after two huge boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts were delivered to 10 Downing Street via armed guard.
BBC social producer Andy Silke posted the viral video to Twitter, captioning the snap: ‘It’s a “snacks arriving under armed guard” kind of day in Westminster’. And it has since gone viral, being turned into many-a meme.
The confidence vote is set to take place this evening at 7pm, with a no confidence vote potentially leading to a general election. However, if a confidence vote is reached, Theresa will stay Prime Minister.
Explaining to MPs what she would do in such a situation, May stated: ‘I will then hold meetings with my colleagues, our confidence and supply partner the DUP and senior parliamentarians from across the House to identify what would be required to secure the backing of the House.’
She continued: ‘The government will approach these meetings in a constructive spirit, but given the urgent need to make progress, we must focus on ideas that are genuinely negotiable and have sufficient support in this House. If these meetings yield such ideas, the government will then explore them with the European Union.’
We hope there are still some Krispy Kreme doughnuts left over today – we imagine they could really do with a sugar buzz about now.