Wednesday September 30, 2020

A thwarted May could switch to a no-deal stance

A week slated to end with May’s withdrawal agreement signed off by EU leaders instead closed in humiliation

24th March, 2019
John Bercow: the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Theresa May could not put her deal to parliament for a third time

In 1964, former British Labour prime minister Harold Wilson famously said that a week is a long time in politics. These days, however, just 24 hours in the corridors of Westminster can feel like an eternity.

A week that was slated to end with Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement being signed off by European leaders instead closed in humiliation, with an embattled British premier forced to accept the shortest of Brexit extensions – if MPs vote for her...

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