SO WHAT HAP­PENS NEXT?

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News -

NO10 fear that Theresa May’s premier­ship could im­plode on Tues­day night if the scale of her de­feat is in­sur­mount­able, with aides and al­lies braced for two dooms­day sce­nar­ios:

FEAR ONE: If Theresa May’s bill is heav­ily de­feated, Labour is likely to call a con­fi­dence vote in the Gov­ern­ment on Wed­nes­day. If the Gov­ern­ment loses heav­ily, Mrs May will re­sign; if it wins, she will likely head to Brus­sels im­me­di­ately for cri­sis talks.

FEAR TWO: Cab­i­net Re­main­ers could join with Labour to ham­string the Prime Min­is­ter by hi­jack­ing her Im­mi­gra­tion Bill to de­mand the UK stays in a Cus­toms Union with the EU for­ever.

It would likely spark a dev­as­tat­ing back­lash from Brex­i­teers that could yet top­ple the PM’s wafer-thin grip on power.

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