THE BREXIT process for the UK seems to be paralised despite Theresa May offering to resign early, whilst a series of indicative votes with alternative options to her deal were all voted down by MPs on Wednesday.
May told Tory backbenchers that she´d quit early to help get her deal through, but she is still way short of the numbers to get it through, including the support of the 10 DUP MPs.
Instead, at the time of The Weekender going to press, the government were planning to stage a vote today(Friday), over Brexit, but it was unclear whether it would actually be the third “meaningful vote”.
There was speculation that MPs might be asked to vote on the withdrawal agreement but not the further “political declaration”, with Labour saying that would lead to the “blindest of blind Brexits”.
The whole package must be passed by MPs by today if the UK is to benefit from the offer of an automatic delay to Brexit to May 22nd or else things are brought forward to April 12th.
This week´s developments are said by experts to make a general election more likely, along with a long extension from the EU to sort out the Brexit mess.