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.