May ‘Flames Out’…Again

After hearing the bad news Theresa May left Downing Street this morning to beg her own MPs to vote for her deal in a lunchtime meeting, warning them that Britain may never leave the EU if they refuse to back her tonight.
She admitted to having ‘personally struggled’ with the conflict between delivering Brexit and avoiding the ‘potential damage to the Union’ that no deal could do to Northern Ireland.

Theresa May was defied by 75 Conservative MPs tonight as her party humiliated her again by delivering a hammer blow to her Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister won over just 40 of the 118 Conservatives who rejected the deal at the first attempt in January.

At the same time she won just three Labour MPs – John Mann, Caroline Flint and Kevin Barron – despite a huge offensive promising better workers’ rights and money for struggling towns.

Analysis of tonight’s reveals almost all of the leading Brexiteers followed Jacob Rees-Mogg’s warning to stay ‘steady’ and wait for a better deal.

The rebels included leading figures such as Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith and Steve Baker.

Among those Mrs May did win back were ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis and prominent Eurosceptic Nadine Dorries. They admitted backing the deal was less bad than the possible loss of Brexit.

Around seven pro-EU Tories – including ex-ministers Justine Greening, Dominic Grieve and Jo Johnson – also turned out against the deal.

In the aftermath of the devastating defeat the Prime Minister – who can barely speak after losing her voice – said that the choices facing the UK were ‘unenviable’, but because of the rejection of her deal, ‘they are choices that must be faced’.

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See Also:

(1) Ministers will reveal secret no deal tariff plans at 7am as MPs prepare to vote on whether to delay Brexit after May’s agreement is hammered AGAIN, 16 days before deadline for crashing out of EU

(2) DUP and Tory Brexiteer rejection leaves May needing a miracle

(3) Germany CRISIS: Government slashes economy growth forecast AGAIN – car production PLUMMETS

(4) EU leaders warned to prepare for ‘post-May Government’ as PM’s deal BLOCKED by Cabinet

(5) Furious backlash to May’s backstop ‘breakthrough’ – ‘NOTHING has changed’

(6) Blair SAVAGED: Brexiteers fury at Macron intervention – ‘This is TREASON!’

(7) ‘Europe NO LONGER major power’ Former Barclays boss reveals EU downturn

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