Headed for an unruly Britannia
THE United Kingdom is facing constitutional chaos, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans set to be categorically rejected by the parliament this week.
The so-called “meaningful vote’’ on how the UK should exit the European Union will go to the House of Commons on Tuesday (early Wednesday morning in Australia), but is expected to be defeated by as many as 100 votes.
MPs ran a procedural guerrilla war all last week and have succeeded in forcing Mrs May to table her plan B by next Monday if her Bill gets thrown out as expected.
What that plan B might look like is unknown, but rebel backbenchers from both the Conservative and Labour sides are reportedly plotting another procedural move that would see them hijack timings for the passage of legislation and potentially suspend Brexit.