May to make last-gasp bid to save her Brexit deal

Jan 14, 2019, 2:12 AM EST
British Prime Minister Theresa May will address a gathering at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent on the eve of Brexit vote.
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Amid a looming defeat for her Brexit deal in the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make a final push to sway MPs to back her proposals, which if voted down, she says, could to be a fatal blow to the prospects of Brexit and for faith in politics.

In a speech at a factory in Stoke-on-Trent on the eve of Brexit vote on Tuesday, May is due to warn the MPs of the catastrophic implications of not honoring the people’s will, as reflected by the result of the Brexit referendum in June 2016, reports The Guardian.

May, who deferred the parliamentary vote on Brexit before Christmas fearing a loss at that time, is unlikely to see a change of fortunes, with the MPs deadlocked and a defeat inevitable.

The voting down of May’s Brexit deal could also trigger moves to dethrone the prime minister as Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to introduce a vote of no confidence in the government after Tuesday’s showdown, writes the BBC.