May has 3 days to form Plan B

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - World/caribbean -

LON­DON – Rebel Tory MPS have joined forces with Labour to in­flict a fresh blow on Theresa May’s gov­ern­ment in a Com­mons Brexit vote.

It means the gov­ern­ment will have to come up with fresh plans within three days if May’s Eu­ro­pean Union (EU) with­drawal deal is re­jected by MPS next week. It could also open the door to al­ter­na­tives, such as a ref­er­en­dum.

The gov­ern­ment lost by 11 votes, with 297 MPS vot­ing with them and 308 against.

The gov­ern­ment was ex­pect­ing to have 21 days to come up with a “Plan B” for Brexit if, as widely ex­pected, May’s deal is voted down.

MPS have just be­gun five days of de­bate on May’s with­drawal agree­ment with the EU, and the frame­work for fu­ture re­la­tions, ahead of the vote next Tues­day. (BBC)

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