12 Mar 2019

Judgement Day for May’s Brexit deal

Political Editor

Theresa May’s chances of winning the Brexit vote tonight were in deep trouble from mid-morning. The hammer blow came with the Attorney General’s advice that despite her late night deal in Strasbourg, the risk of the United Kingdom being indefinitely trapped in the backstop had not gone away.

By the time time the Prime Minister stood up in the Commons this afternoon to implore MPs for their support, she had already lost not just her voice – but also the backing of many on her own side – as well as the Democratic Unionist Party.