UK braces for make or break Brexit week
LONDON : It used to be said that a week is a long time in politics, but the next two days alone are likely to throw up rare scenarios: the Theresa May government losing the key vote on the EU withdrawal agreement on Tuesday and Labour tabling a no-confidence motion soon after.
Leading lights in the Brexit debate took to the news media on Sunday to reiterate their positions. May insisted in a column that failure to deliver Brexit would amount to “a catastrophic and unforgivable trust in our democracy”, urging support for the agreement.
Former prime minister John Major wrote that revoking Article 50 (of the Lisbon Treaty that deals with an EU memberstate leaving the group) is the “only sensible”course.