Mon 19 Nov 2018 / Europe
Five options if UK rejects May deal
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has clinched her deal with the European Union and persuaded most of her cabinet to support it. But after EU leaders sign off the deal at a summit on 25 November, May has promised the House of Commons a 'meaningful vote'; it is hard to see how she can win it. However, even if May falls, the arrival of a new Conservative party leader would not change the parliamentary arithmetic behind the Brexit deal. If parliament votes against the deal, there are just five possible outcomes.