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When Is The Next Vote On Brexit And What Are The Potential Outcomes?

When Is The Next Vote On Brexit And What Are The Potential Outcomes?

Sam Bouman
Answered time-icon6 d ago

The never ending issue of Brexit has entered yet another stage with the government announcing it is going to bring forward the vote on the withdrawal agreement bill which if passed would put May's Brexit plan into law. 

The vote has been brought forward to the week beginning June 3rd and follows an announcement of useful and constructive talks between May and Corbyn, but now places a tighter deadline on those talks as they still haven't found a compromise. At the moment it doesn't look likely that the bill will pass through parliament, as there is still no agreement between the two parties and the DUP party (main party in Northern Ireland that props up May’s government) has refused to back it until there is a change to the current backstop agreement in the bill. 

So if the bill is defeated when put to parliament then May will be unable to put it to another vote again without starting a new parliamentary session (a period of time where legislature can be debated about whether it becomes law), this would then cause a review of her current confidence and supply agreement with the DUP. 

According to a Bloomberg article written today it would more then likely mean a new prime minister as it would be impossible for the PM to stay on as conservative leader. 

In reality unless PM May can gain support from the Labour party it will be impossible for her to pass the bill and hang on as the current prime minister and if this happens we can expect the possibility of a second referendum to be increasingly likely which in turn could see the pound soar.

Sam Bouman
Answered time-icon6 d ago

The never ending issue of Brexit has entered yet another stage with the government announcing it is going to bring forward the vote on the withdrawal agreement bill which if passed would put May's Brexit plan into law. 

The vote has been brought forward to the week beginning June 3rd and follows an announcement of useful and constructive talks between May and Corbyn, but now places a tighter deadline on those talks as they still haven't found a compromise. At the moment it doesn't look likely that the bill will pass through parliament, as there is still no agreement between the two parties and the DUP party (main party in Northern Ireland that props up May’s government) has refused to back it until there is a change to the current backstop agreement in the bill. 

So if the bill is defeated when put to parliament then May will be unable to put it to another vote again without starting a new parliamentary session (a period of time where legislature can be debated about whether it becomes law), this would then cause a review of her current confidence and supply agreement with the DUP. 

According to a Bloomberg article written today it would more then likely mean a new prime minister as it would be impossible for the PM to stay on as conservative leader. 

In reality unless PM May can gain support from the Labour party it will be impossible for her to pass the bill and hang on as the current prime minister and if this happens we can expect the possibility of a second referendum to be increasingly likely which in turn could see the pound soar.

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