Brexit: What’s next?

The New Zealand Herald - - World -

● MPs are due to vote on Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s EU with­drawal deal, to­mor­row morn­ing NZT. The vote has been de­layed be­fore.

● May’s deal is not ex­pected to pass. The vot­ing process starts at 8am and amend­ments will be dealt with first. One amend­ment re­jects the May deal and no-deal. It will also give MPs in­put into the next steps. The main vote would be be­tween 9am and 10am.

● What hap­pens then de­pends on if and how badly May loses. May could be un­der­pres­sure to re­sign. Labour would most likely push for a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion.

● If de­feated, May has un­til next Tues­day to tell MPs what her next plan is. The Prime Min­is­ter could try to get con­ces­sions from the EU. MPs would de­bate and vote on a re­vised plan next week.

● Var­i­ous sce­nar­ios could hap­pen: An elec­tion, sec­ond ref­er­en­dum or Brexit be­ing called off are pos­si­ble. The Guardian re­ports that the EU is ex­pect­ing Bri­tain to ask for an ex­ten­sion of the with­drawal dead­line to July.

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