28 Mar 2019

May to put Brexit deal to MPs tomorrow for third time

The ever-evolving chaos over Brexit has taken yet another twist tonight. Prevented by the Speaker from putting¬†Mrs¬†May’s EU deal to the Commons a third time, the Government has split the measure in two, detaching the Withdrawal Agreement from the Political Declaration about the future after Brexit, hoping thereby to attract enough votes at least to agree to leave the EU. The DUP are still saying they will vote No and so are others. The prospect of the Government winning is still very much in the balance.