Brexit in peril, May facing defeat

It doesn’t seem to really be news that Theresa May faces defeat over Brexit plans.

Reuters: ‘Brexit in peril’ as PM May faces heavy defeat

Brexit could be reversed if lawmakers reject the government’s exit deal, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday after two major eurosceptic factions in parliament warned that Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a heavy defeat.

Just 19 days before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, May is scrambling – so far unsuccessfully – to secure last-minute changes to an EU exit treaty before parliament votes on Tuesday on whether to approve the deal.

If she fails, lawmakers are expected to force May to seek a delay to Brexit which some say could see the 2016 decision to leave the bloc reversed. Others argue that, without a delay, Britain faces an economic shock if it leaves without a deal.

“We have an opportunity now to leave on March 29 or shortly thereafter and it’s important we grasp that opportunity because there is wind in the sails of people trying to stop Brexit,” Hunt told the BBC. “We are in very perilous waters.”

Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) which props up May’s minority government, and Steve Baker, a leading figure in the large eurosceptic faction of her Conservative party, warned “the political situation is grim”.

“An unchanged withdrawal agreement will be defeated firmly by a sizeable proportion of Conservatives and the DUP if it is again presented to the Commons,” they wrote in the Sunday Telegraph.

The Sunday Times said May was battling to save her job as aides were considering persuading her to offer to resign in a bid to get the deal approved. The newspaper also said cabinet ministers had spoken about whether to insist she goes as early as this week.

Amid the political chaos, many company chiefs are aghast at London’s handling of Brexit and say it has already damaged Britain’s reputation as Europe’s pre-eminent destination for foreign investment.

The chances of this turning out well for May or the UK looks slim. It’s a mess with no easy or obvious solutions.

 

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4 Comments

  1. David

     /  11th March 2019

    They should never have appointed May leader in the first place,they lack the spine to turf her out safe in the knowledge that the Jew hating Corbyn led Labour party are no threat.

    Reply
    • Gezza

       /  11th March 2019

      Thank heavens someone else uses the word led for led.

      Reply
    • Duker

       /  11th March 2019

      David again talks nonsense… Opposing Zionism isn’t anti semitic…most Jews of course don’t live in Israel….once they had a few city states 2500 years along with other Semitic people’s who lived in the region

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  2. Finbaar Rustle

     /  11th March 2019

    Neither Labour nor the Tories want to be in power right now.
    Stay or leave it’s still gonna be a toxic for a few years for who ever
    is unfortunate enough to be in power absorbing the fall out.
    Best case scenario for Labour is to let the Torries Govern through
    4 more years of adapting to the new playing field.
    then win and govern when everything has settled.

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