ANAL­Y­SIS

Daily Express - - Race On To Save Brexit - SAM LIS­TER Deputy Po­lit­i­cal Ed­i­tor

THE Prime Min­is­ter’s bleak warn­ing to MPs to­day is in­tended to leave Brex­i­teers in no doubt they risk los­ing all they have fought for.

If Theresa May is de­feated to­mor­row, ev­ery­thing is up for grabs and Re­main­ers are poised to use the fall­out to block our exit from the EU.

Their suc­cess in forc­ing Mrs May to set out a Plan B by next Mon­day has em­bold­ened them to con­tinue push­ing par­lia­men­tary pro­ce­dures to block a no-deal Brexit.

Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn has threat­ened to call a con­fi­dence vote he hopes will bring a gen­eral elec­tion.

That needs Tory sup­port and is un­likely to suc­ceed, but Labour Re­main­ers hope it will lead the party to back a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum.

If to­mor­row’s re­bel­lion is not as large as feared, Mrs May is likely to ask for stronger EU as­sur­ances on Ir­ish back­stop mea­sures.

She would then hold a fresh vote, hop­ing it is enough to win over MPs.

But the Gov­ern­ment has a large amount of leg­is­la­tion to get through. Par­lia­ment will al­ready strug­gle to meet the March 29 EU leav­ing dead­line.

Fur­ther hold-ups and par­lia­men­tary wran­gling only add to the grow­ing fear of a de­layed exit day.

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