Theresa May loses control of Brexit


Politico  | Tue, Mar 12, 2019

by Tom McTague


LONDON — No one has a clue what happens now.

After the second crushing defeat of the government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement in two months, the British political system — and its prime minister — stands on a precipice.

With just over two weeks until Brexit Day, no one has a plan. 

A vote on whether to leave the EU without a deal will take place in parliament at around 7 p.m., local time, Wednesday, but the Conservative Party is so riven over Brexit there will be no official government position.

The prime minister herself will only make her decision known during the day before the vote. On the biggest question of her premiership, she will not even be first among equals, just another MP bound by what everyone else decides.

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