After Humiliating Defeat On Brexit, May Returns To Parliament Today.

By Emmanuel Ekembe in London


Theresa May – British Prime Minister

UK Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to return in session, Wednesday January 16, 2019 as from 1900 GMT. Today’s session has been scheduled opposition tabled a vote of No Confidence in the government, a thing that many pundits hold, could trigger a general election.

MPs voted, Tuesday January 15, 2019 by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal which sets out terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union by March 29. UK MPs rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal in a historic defeat, the most humiliating for any sitting British government.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May has vowed to fight the deal but her government faces a vote of No Confidence tabled by leader of the opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn who says ”Deal is reckless leap in the dark”

Debates on the No Confidence Vote opens in hours. Reports say, it’s more likely that government would win since the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and some top conservative backbenchers have pledged to back the government. If the government loses a general elections could be triggered.

What is clear is that the general appetite for a second peoples’ vote – Second Referendum is envisaged. PM has been negotiating now for two years and all other 27 EU member countries had agreed to the rejected deal. EU says it regrets the outcome and urges UK to clarify its position with regards to the next step.

May aimed at bringing about an orderly departure from the EU on 29 March, and setting up a 21-month transition period to negotiate a free trade deal. She had delayed the process since December when the vote was originally scheduled in an attempt to gain more support.


Eric Tataw for National Telegraph, USA 
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