Wed 28 Nov 2018 / Europe
May deal faces near-impossible hurdles
Prime Minister Theresa May would almost certainly try to counter a rejection of her Brexit deal in the UK parliament by returning with an amended version to avoid the more dramatic alternatives. To stand any chance of success, an amended deal must overcome two hurdles. First, May must keep her cabinet united – which seems unlikely to happen. Second, the EU must be forthcoming in offering something meaningful to appease the UK parliament and Leave MPs – again, what that could amount to is almost impossible to determine.