Facing loss on Brexit vote May warns of catastrophic failure

Prime Minister Theresa May is stil trying to get enough support for a key vote in Parliament next week. She has warned that failure to support her Brexit deal could be catastrophic for Britain.

Reuters:  May warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don’t back Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned lawmakers that failure to back her plan to leave the European Union would be catastrophic for Britain, in a plea for support two days ahead of a vote in parliament that she is expected to lose.

Lawmakers are set to vote on May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday, after she shelved plans for a vote in December when it became clear that not enough lawmakers from her own party or others would back the deal she agreed with Brussels.

May looks little closer to securing the support she needs, but writing in the Sunday Express she said lawmakers must not let down the people who voted for Brexit.

“Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy,” May said.

“So my message to Parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country.”

Catastrophe shouldn’t be ruled out if the Brexit deal is passed by Parliament either.

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  1. Missy

     /  15th January 2019

    Higher likelihood of catastrophe if the agreement is passed than not, higher likelihood of complete decay of democracy in the UK if the agreement is not passed.

    It is a no win situation, May has botched this completely and put herself, and worse her Government, in a tenuous position.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  15th January 2019

      Surely it is impossible for her Brexit to pass? Everyone hates it. She seems to have stacked her Cabinet with Remainers and failed to get them on board anything approaching a saleable Brexit. Every move she has made seems to have weakened her position.

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      • Missy

         /  15th January 2019

        It is seemingly impossible for it to pass, but there are some unknowns in the mix.

        1. numbers on the Conservative benches are based on rumour and estimates, and to be honest the media have been shocking at reading how some of the MPs will vote.

        2. No one is sure how the Lib Dems and Greens will vote.

        3. Despite Labour saying they will vote against the deal there may be some that are anti Corbyn and will vote for it in the hopes it will prevent a Confidence vote and GE. There are only about half a dozen Labour MPs for sure that will vote against the deal.

        4. No-one is sure what the Tory rebels will do. They may vote for the deal as a least worst option, or they may try to go for the nuclear option and vote against to try and force Article 50 be cancelled.

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