THERESA May’s planned Cabinet meeting for yesterday morning was cancelled at the last minute as her government lurched from crisis to crisis.

It was difficult to work out what was the Tory leader’s biggest headache, with bungling Boris Johnson accidentally managing to increase the prison sentence of a British woman currently held as a political prisoner in an Iranian jail, or Priti Patel promising British aid money to the Israeli Defence Force.

Maybe it’s Damian Green being probed over possible “extreme” but legal pornography on his office computer, or Brexit Trade Minister Mark Garnier asking his secretary to buy him sex toys.

Perhaps it’s Michael Fallon and his inappropriate approaches to female journalists and colleagues.

Then there’s Brexit. After the Government effectively lost the debate over whether or not to release the 58 key sector impact assessments, David Davis is now dramatically clarifying, telling MPs the papers aren’t quite what people think.

Reports from Brussels suggest the Government’s hopes of starting talks over a trade deal before Christmas is now increasingly unlikely.

The Government is in chaos, with May seemingly unable to control her most senior ministers.

Will the Government fall? Will we have another snap General Election?

Probably not.

The Fixed Term Act could mean another five years of this chaos.

Richard Parry, from the University of Edinburgh’s school of politics, and a fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change, says it’s worth remembering that even John Major managed to hang on for his full term.

His government “sort of struggled but it had no interest in having an early election because it was going to lose,” Parry says. “I think Theresa May is in a similar situation.”

“Even though you think it looks really weak, her entire interest is to hang on. Though they are very unstable, in a way they’re quite stable” the academic adds.

The crunch, he says, will likely come next year when more detail emerges about Brexit, and whether or not the Tories can hold together.

If the deal agreed isn’t too “open-ended” with the UK effectively becoming a non-voting members of the EU, then maybe they’ll manage to hold on.

Scot Goes Pop Blogger, and poll analyst James Kelly agrees, but suggests if May is replaced, her successor might be tempted to go to the country.

“The way a snap election is most likely to occur is if a new Tory leader comes in, enjoys some sort of honeymoon period in the polls, and decides to strike while the iron is hot.

“There’s a theory that no prime minister is ever likely to risk an unnecessary election again after what happened to Theresa May in June, but it may be that conducting Brexit negotiations without a parliamentary majority and with no personal mandate could seem too daunting for a new PM, and an early election might just about look worth the risk.

“Much less likely is that the Government will be literally forced from office due to by-election defeats. At worst, Tory MPs caught up in scandals will have the whip withdrawn – for obvious reasons there’ll be no pressure on them from the party leadership to resign their seats.”