What are the options if Theresa May's Brexit deal is voted down?

What are the options if Theresa May's Brexit deal is voted down?

In a speech Monday at a ceramics factory in the pro-Brexit central England city of Stoke-on-Trent, May said "people's faith in the democratic process and their politicians would suffer catastrophic harm" if her deal is rejected and Brexit was abandoned.

He said he had backed leaving the European Union in the referendum because he wanted to see the country regain the sovereignty that had been lost as a member of the EU.

But May said the Brexit date should not be delayed - although she did not rule out the prospect.

Mr Abe said: "It is the strong will of Japan to further develop this strong partnership with the United Kingdom, to invest more into your country and to enjoy further economic growth with the UK".

However, the bloc also reiterated that it would renegotiate May's Brexit deal.

"Japan is in total support of the draft withdrawal agreement worked out between the European Union and Prime Minister May, which provides for a transition to ensure legal stability for businesses that have invested into this country". If that happens, May has until the start of next week to come back to Parliament with a Plan B - and Britain has just 10 weeks until it is due to leave the bloc, with or without a deal, on March 29.

This week the government has been defeated in two key Brexit-related votes, as around 20 Tory MPs cast votes against the government.

He argued that how the MPs will vote next Tuesday is also changing, and some hardline Brexiteers are now saying they would support the deal.

"A government that can not get its business through the House of Commons is no government at all", he said.

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"We're in the very, very final stages of the end-game here", said Nick Boles, one of the Conservative lawmakers behind the plan, who said he would vote for May's deal.

Here's a look at what might happen if lawmakers vote down the deal.

May warned lawmakers on Sunday that failing to deliver Brexit would be "catastrophic" for democracy, and her ministers said that thwarting the outcome of the 2016 referendum could lead to rise in far-right populism.

The opposition parties are adamant they will say "no" too.

He called the deal a "damaging shambles" that was "clearly bad for this country".

However, her ruling Conservative Party does not have an overall majority in the House of Commons and a section of her own party are strongly opposed to the deal, having vowed to vote it down.

In a joint reply to questions from May, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk said the EU stood by its commitment to try and reach a post-Brexit trade deal by the end of next year in order to avoid using the unpopular backstop.

"Countries across the globe are looking at Britain in despair".

But the deal has been rejected by both sides of Britain's Brexit divide.

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