Crunch time looms for May

The Guardian Weekly - - Inside -

Labour would al­most cer­tainly seek a vote of no con­fi­dence in Theresa May’s gov­ern­ment if she loses the key Com­mons vote on her Brexit deal on 11 De­cem­ber, shadow Brexit sec­re­tary Keir Starmer said last week­end.

If, as ex­pected, May is de­feated in the vote, the shadow Brexit sec­re­tary said it seemed im­pos­si­ble that May could re­main in of­fice. Labour’s pol­icy has long been to push for a gen­eral elec­tion if no Brexit deal can be reached, but Starmer’s com­ments firm up the likely timetable. If May’s gov­ern­ment was not de­posed, he said, Labour would start seek­ing a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum to de­cide be­tween May’s deal and re­main­ing in the Euro­pean Union.

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