Sherelle Jacobs Assistant Comment Editor Follow 14 March 2019 • 7:00am Has Theresa May become the international symbol of shambolic Britain? Brexit is not only consuming the domestic agenda; the global press are gripped by our Prime Minister’s sclerotic Brexit strategy and fast shrivelling power. Oh, how the world commentariat seized on her froggy-throat, which emerged on Tuesday night after Parliament rejected her deal a second time. From Paris to Madrid, the Prime Minister’s cracked voice was seen as a potent metaphor for our country’s limp leader and dusty, fracturing Parliament. Le Monde sneered that it “symbolised the state of a supposedly pragmatic country left voiceless”. And one German outlet gloomily opined that her fading vocal chords embodied how one... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free … [Read more...] about Theresa May is not only wrecking Brexit – she is reducing us to an international laughing stock
Britain is at a dead end. Parliament has rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal. Twice.Last night it voted against crashing out of the European Union without a deal.There is not enough support for a second Brexit referendum.And Ms May has repeatedly, unambiguously ruled out calling an election.The country’s politicians are against everything and in favour of nothing. Which is a problem, given Britain is supposed to leave the EU in a fortnight.RELATED: How parliament voted on ‘no deal’ BrexitMs May is now telling MPs the only alternative to supporting her deal is to seek a long extension to the article 50 process, which would push the March 29 deadline back by months or even years.She says parliament “needs to face up to the consequences of the decisions it has taken”.Labour says there is another option. Ms May could drop her opposition to an election.“The Prime Minister has run down the clock, and the clock has been run out … [Read more...] about Could Theresa May call — and win — an election?
0 Have your say A delay to Brexit is now inevitable after Theresa May’s government lost all authority in Parliament and MPs ruled out a no-deal scenario under any circumstances. The Prime Minister has one week to make a third attempt to get her deal through Parliament or be forced to ask for a long delay to Brexit that could keep the UK in the EU for up to two years.READ MORE: Brexit LIVE: MPs REJECT leaving EU with no dealREAD MORE: Nicola Sturgeon: I will ‘exercise mandate’ to hold independence referendumMore than a dozen ministers, including Scottish Secretary David Mundell, broke a three-line whip to abstain on last night’s vote ruling out a no deal as Mrs May lost control of Parliament and her Cabinet.MPs will vote this evening on a motion instructing the Prime Minister to ask the EU for an extension to Article 50, delaying Brexit. READ MORE: Brexit: Watchdog slashes growth forecasts amid no-deal uncertaintyDowning Street admitted … [Read more...] about Brexit delayed: Theresa May suffers fresh defeat as MPs reject no deal
After two years of tortuous negotiations, Theresa May’s strategy for taking the UK out of the EU lies in ruins. From the moment the stentorian attorney-general, Geoffrey Cox, pronounced that late legal changes won by the prime minister did not remove the risk of the UK being “trapped” in the so-called Irish backstop hated by Eurosceptics, her withdrawal agreement was headed for another crushing Commons defeat. The priority now must be to avoid chaos — chaos in parliament that could be exploited by extremists of left and right, and the chaos of a no-deal exit. MPs must stabilise the political situation and create the space for a Brexit rethink.In other circumstances, a second humiliating loss on the government’s flagship policy would end in a prime ministerial resignation. Mrs May must bear most of the blame for the failure to secure a parliamentary majority. Her negotiating strategy was muddled and contradictory, and she continually put … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead — MPs must now take over
London (CNN)The mantra of politicians who want Britain to leave the European Union has always been "take back control." As Westminster prepares itself for a third consecutive night of drama, the question is now: Who is really in control of Brexit? The answer is not Theresa May. On Wednesday, she lost yet more votes, with members of her own Cabinet refusing to back her decision to keep no deal Brexit on the table. On Thursday, lawmakers will vote on whether to delay Brexit beyond March 29 -- and many see that delay as an opportunity to push for a soft Brexit, keeping the UK with strong links to the EU. The main motion lawmakers will vote on, put forward by the government, suggests delaying Brexit for a short period -- until the end of June at the latest. Read More Yet this is contentious for two reasons: First, many pro-Brexit lawmakers don't want any delay beyond the original date of March 29, and would rather Britain left without a deal; and second, MPs (members of … [Read more...] about Theresa May has lost control of Brexit and now anything is possible