What the out­comes mean for PM

The Australian - - WORLD -

DE­FEAT BY MORE THAN 200 VOTES

Would raise se­ri­ous ques­tions about Theresa May’s fu­ture. Her op­po­nents are hold­ing talks on how to en­sure the big­gest vote against her.

MORE THAN 150

Would still be one of the big­gest de­feats any gov­ern­ment has suf­fered in mod­ern British his­tory and could put the Prime Min­is­ter’s fu­ture in doubt.

FEWER THAN 100

Could leave the Prime Min­is­ter ap­pear­ing to have fared bet­ter than ex­pected and en­able her to bring the deal back for a sec­ond vote. This strat­egy could be bol­stered if she were to se­cure con­ces­sions from Brus­sels, giv­ing her a jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for tabling an­other vote.

FEWER THAN 50

Would be even more en­cour­ag­ing for those who want the Prime Min­is­ter to al­low MPs to vote on the deal again.

WINS

Un­likely. If Mrs May pulled it off, it would be con­sid­ered a great po­lit­i­cal coup.

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