The Brit’s are closing in a Brexit decision ….
The country is all over the place in what people want now that the ramifications of a breakup with the European Union have become apparent….
We now have some of parliamentary ministers declaring themselves as a ‘Independent Group’, a move that could push the government into a new leadership vote….
Is this just an elaborate political dance to get a country to vote a ‘do over’ and NOT go thru with the divorce?
In the great Brexit race, the prospect of another general election is emerging from the pack.
Inside No. 10 Downing Street, attempts to war-game Brexit often end with parliament being dissolved for a third time in four years. The new Independent Group of MPs, which broke away last week, only increases this risk, some ministers and government officials fear — although there remains wild disagreement at the very highest ranks of government over Brexit’s likely denouement.
As Theresa May prepares to jet off to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for a summit of EU leaders this weekend, the facts on the ground remain as desperate for the government as ever. The U.K. needs concessions from Brussels that it is not prepared to give. Without them, British politics could fall apart.
The prime minister has a matter of days to convince MPs she is not failing in her quest to win guarantees that the U.K. cannot be trapped against its will in a customs union under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. May has promised to put another amendable motion to a vote of MPs on Wednesday if she has not won a second “meaningful vote” ratifying the Withdrawal Agreement by Tuesday.
One senior government official said the chances of a vote taking place on Tuesday are receding fast…..
Speaking in Slovenia Thursday, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sought to play down the significance of the three Conservative MPs who defected this week by pointing out they did not support the prime minister’s strategy to renegotiate the backstop.
“The three individuals who left yesterday didn’t vote for the government when we had the Brady amendment and we were still able to secure a majority so I don’t think it will affect our ability to secure a majority for the deal that we seek to secure,” he said.
However, both scenarios envisage the Conservative Party accepting — in some form — the will of The Independent Group of MPs, whose central purpose is forcing a second referendum on Brexit. That is fiercely opposed by the prime minister and would, in and of itself, split the Tory Party.
One Labour shadow minister said the country is starting to lose patience with the government and MPs were looking for something which might solve the issue.
“People are searching for something to end the impasse,” the MP said. “The public are clearly getting pissed off.”…..