Skip to comments.Brexit deal vote day: May facing huge defeat and vote of no confidence in the government
Posted on 01/14/2019 9:21:12 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
Theresa May is heading for a crushing defeat on Brexit vote D-day in the Commons, despite a series of last-minute appeals to rebel Tory MPs to back her EU withdrawal agreement.
Senior MPs are predicting a defeat for the prime minister of between 100 and 200 votes, which is likely to be followed by Jeremy Corbyn calling a vote of no confidence in the government.
Mrs May's allies insist that whatever the scale of the defeat she has no intention of quitting or calling a general election, but she will come under enormous pressure to unveil a Brexit Plan B.
On the eve of the historic vote, the prime minister appealed to MPs during a Commons statement to take a "second look" at her agreement, despite admitting it was not perfect and was a compromise.
Then, in an emotional speech to Conservative MPs that was described by her supporters as a "bravura performance", she urged them to "keep Jeremy Corbyn as far away from No. 10 as possible".
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tell me....I can’t follow this soap opera....is the original Brexit going to happen or is May trying to destroy it?
May did everything they could to scuttle brexit.
If it still happens anyway, wonder how they’ll react?
How does she survive, in a city like London, where the streets are running with blood, under that horrible mayor?
She has destroyed England, already. How sad and scary for sane Brits.
All of europe is in the same mess.The number of men killed in two world wars has had such a devastating effect of which they will never recover.POOR BASTARDS
Theresa May started out with being forceful that Brexit means brexit” and “no deal is better than a bad deal”.
But then there were many news reports that Brexit would be a severe economic hardship so the elite, who have much to loose in a class system like Britain, freaked out on her and made her change to a deal position.
May could have easily stuck with the original brexit and be the hero but the elite dont want to risk a disillusioned rabble coming after their castle estates.
Remainers (of which May is one) have not only thwarted the will of Britons, they have engineered the downfall of both major parties in the UK. You're a peein' union, jack.
She’s flipping flopping and getting ready to flip again in the face of her defeat.
Mitt Romney is proud of you Mrs. May.....sarc
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If there’s a successful vote of no confidence on the sitting government May has no choice but to call for elections and dissolve the parliament. So no matter if May doesn’t want to call for elections, she is legally obligated to do so with a no confidence vote.
exactly right. The scale of her defeat on the Brexit vote isn’t what will force her from office. It’s the vote of no confidence that follows will do the trick, if it goes that way.
The British monarchy is in good shape though at least.
Why does the Border matter and what is the backstop?
The rules on this have changed since the Fixed Term Parliaments Act of 2011. If a sitting government loses a vote of confidence it then has 14 days to try to form a new government (such as a coalition). There must then be a second vote of confidence. If this is again lost, Parliament must be dissolved and a new general election called.
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