December 11, 2018

Theresa May breaks promise, delays Brexit vote – What happens now?

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

Prime Minister Theresa May is busy with Brexit as the deadline to remove the United Kingdom from the grips of the European Union draws nearer and nearer. Crucial government votes on important aspects of the deal have been delayed, and she has spent more than £100,000 of public money on promoting her version of the deal. 

May has given Parliament four days to debate the details of the deal, and her loyal ministers told the press yesterday morning that the vote today would be going ahead ‘100%’.

But just a few hours later, she delayed the vote, and Parliament broke into chaos.

The question now is – what on earth is she going to do? Can she get new concessions from the EU on her deal, and will it be enough to get MPs to vote in favour of her withdrawal agreement? Will there be a new referendum? Another general election?

I’m going to try and answer those questions on today’s show.

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commented 2018-12-11 17:28:32 -0500
Hey Theresa just do what your country voted for, pretty simple , you are causing your own
headaches and stress over this, so i hope it makes you suffer.
commented 2018-12-11 17:27:24 -0500
Sorry May this is not a grey issue, it is black or white, quit trying to play it for your own gain. It will not work. You cannot have it both ways in this case.
commented 2018-12-11 16:04:15 -0500
Keith Barnes….Yes, its more complimented than just picking A or B, as 4 million Labor voters and 13 million Conservative voters want to leave.
I guess that I am impatient, as it seems to me that May has wasted 2 years without accomplishing anything.
commented 2018-12-11 14:51:59 -0500
RON JOSEPH commented 1 min ago.

I agree with you Ron, the trouble with this situation is the fact that it is a cross party vote, there are some members of all party’s that wish to remain in the EU and some that want to leave. They all swim in muddy waters.
commented 2018-12-11 14:45:11 -0500
Keith says,“If she were to do the latter, then she would become a Hero of the people. Right now they want to Lynch her.”
After the mistakes she has made, they should consider lynching her no matter what happens.
One thing for sure, the so called Conservative Party may never get in power again for the good part of this century.
commented 2018-12-11 14:00:59 -0500
In my opinion, Theresa May is doing one of two things. First, She really thinks that she can get Brussels to make concessions for her and dismiss the Back Stop arrangement that in fact keeps the UK in the EU for ever. She has to be dreaming if she thinks that the EU will go for this. In fact, as I write this, it has just been announced by Brussels that there will be no changes from their original offer.
Secondly, she can return to the UK and tell them, I have tried but the EU will not listen, this leaves me with no other option but to tell them that, ‘Britain is no longer a member of the EU’. This is all she has to say and Britain will be legally out of the EU. In addition Britain would not have to pay the EU Forty Billion Pounds Sterling.
If she were to do the latter, then she would become a Hero of the people. Right now they want to Lynch her.