The Prime Minister, in a Thatcheresque moment, defiant, against all odds, said in a news conference that she is still taking the deal to Parliament.
Her government is trouble, internal struggles, a looming loss in parliament unless changes to the Brexit deal are made and still Jeremy Corbyn is holding off the charge.
The DUP is close to pulling its support for the government, claiming ‘She simply does not listen’ and if they do, the prime minister will not be able to govern.
The Prime Minister published her draft withdrawal agreement with the EU on Wednesday, and has vowed to “see it through”.
The Conservative party is hemorrhaging MP’s as a result, The Prime Minister is clutching onto power by the thinnest of threads and the Brexit deal is set to rock the nation for the next 3 years.
The 585-page document sets out the terms of the UK’s departure and includes details such as how much money will be paid to the EU, details of the transition period and citizens rights.
The deal has left the government in all kinds of trouble, as it has prompted the start of a tumultuous few days for Mrs May, with two senior ministers and several other junior ministers and aides resigning.
This week is set to be the crunch week of talks for the Theresa May, to salvage some pride and hold off the temptation of a vote ‘of No Confidence’, which in any other day would have happened months ago.
A group of five ministers in Theresa May’s top team are hoping to persuade her to make changes to her draft Brexit deal, aimed at preventing any more resignations.
However the Prime Minister seems to think she is the only person in Westminster who understands the Brexit reality: a deal doesn’t exist that satisfies everyone in the UK and everyone in Brussels.
She’s got a deal, she thinks it’s the best deal, and she doesn’t seem bothered that very few people agree with her.
And despite the road blocks and hearing MP after MP tell her in the House of Commons on Thursday that they were ready to vote against her proposed deal with Brussels.
So why would the Prime Minister take the vote to the Commons knowing there’s a real chance she could lose? Why is she not changing course and going back to Brussels to try for more concessions.
Because she knows some in the Labour party will support the bill, knowing a better deal is not possible.
And let’s face it, it’s a job no-one wants. Boris Johnson, quiet as a mouse, is waiting in the wings. On any other day, he would have seized the opportunity. But the truth is, this is a job no-one wants; to be remembered in history as the Prime Minister who took the UK out of the EU.
Prior to that, the deal needs to first be approved at a special EU summit on 25 November, before being voted on by MPs in Parliament.
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