Headed for an un­ruly Bri­tan­nia

Herald Sun - - NEWS -

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.

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