Thomas Colson, provided by Published 12:26 am PST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Anthony Devlin / Pool via `Reuters Theresa May has suffered a series of parliamentary defeats ahead of the big vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, January 15. MPs are set to hold a "meaningful vote" on her deal, which the government is overwhelmingly likely to lose. Thanks to an amendment passed on Wednesday May will then have to bring forward a "Plan B" A range of chaotic scenarios could come into play, depending on the size of her defeat. Here's what could happen next. LONDON — Rebel Tory MPs inflicted another defeat on Theresa May on Thursday when they joined forces with Labour to back a key amendment to the Brexit process. The vote, means the government will now have to return with a fresh strategy for Brexit if, as appears overwhelmingly likely, her deal with the EU is rejected by the House of Commons next week. It was only allowed after the Commons Speaker John Bercow breached … [Read more...] about How Brexit will play out if MPs reject Theresa May’s deal
Thomas Colson, provided by Published 1:16 am PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Getty British officials have discussed delaying Brexit amid fears Theresa May's proposed withdrawal deal will be rejected by MPs. Sources told the Telegraph that UK officials have been "putting out feelers" with the EU about the prospect of extending Article 50. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay insists that the UK will leave the EU on March 29. LONDON — British and European officials have discussed delaying Brexit amid fears Theresa May's proposed withdrawal deal will be rejected in parliament. Three sources told the Telegraph that UK officials had been "putting out feelers" and "testing the waters" about extending Article 50, the legal mechanism which is scheduled to take the UK out of the EU on March 29. "Until now, this didn’t come up, but we’re hearing it more and more now," a source said. The EU has previously suggested the UK could be granted an Article 50 extension … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s officials discussed extending Article 50 to delay Brexit
Adam Bienkov, provided by Published 3:09 am PST, Sunday, January 6, 2019 Theresa May warns that Brexit may not happen if MPs vote down her deal. The prime minister tells the Andrew Marr show that Britain is heading for "unchartered territory." MPs from all parties have vowed to vote down the deal when it returns to parliament in a week's time. However, May denies reports that she is planning to delay the vote for a second time. LONDON — Britain is heading for "unchartered territory," with Brexit potentially being cancelled if MPs vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal later this month, the prime minister said today. May warned Conservative MPs who are planning to vote down her deal that they risked triggering "no Brexit" at all. "Don’t let the search for the perfect [Brexit] become the enemy of good," May told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. "We would be in uncharted territory... no one knows what will happen" The prime minister denied reports on Sunday that she … [Read more...] about Theresa May warns UK is headed for ‘unchartered territory’ if MPs defeat her Brexit deal
Adam Payne, provided by Published 1:52 am PST, Friday, December 28, 2018 REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May to cut short the Christmas break and let MPs vote on her Brexit deal "as soon as possible." MPs are set to vote on the British prime minister's Brexit deal with the European Union on the week beginning January 14. The vote was meant to happen on December 11 but May delayed it to avoid a huge defeat. Corbyn says the vote must take place as soon as possible. "If that means recalling parliament to have the vote let's have it," he said. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged Theresa May to cut short UK Parliament's Christmas break and hold the vote on her Brexit deal "as soon as possible." In an interview with The Independent and i newspaper, Corbyn said: "I want us to have a vote as soon as possible, that's what I've been saying for the past two weeks, and if that means recalling parliament to have the vote let's have it." … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May to cut short the Christmas break to let MPs vote on her Brexit deal
Adam Payne, provided by Published 12:15 am PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Adrian Dennis – WPA Pool/Getty Images LONDON — One of the big questions in British politics as we head into the New Year is whether 2019 will be Theresa May's last year as a prime minister — and if so, who will replace her? This month she claimed she would not lead the Conservatives into the next general election — scheduled to take place in 2022 — and there is chatter in Westminster that she could step down once Brexit divorce talks finish in March. A number of leading Conservatives have already started strutting their feathers, knowing that they need to be popular with the Conservative party membership and MPs to have any chance of succeeding May as prime minister. In no particular order, here are the most likely candidates to inherit May's throne. Sajid Javid Jack Taylor/Getty Images Home Secretary Sajid Javid is the name on all lips in Westminster at the … [Read more...] about Who will replace Theresa May as prime minister?