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Theresa May’s Biggest Challenge Now Closer to Home

Theresa May is likely to face a vote of no confidence in her government if she loses the crucial House of Commons vote on her Brexit deal next week, according to Labour MP.

Labour’s Starmar, the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union also confirmed that Labour would begin contempt of parliament proceedings against ministers. This would be on the grounds if the government failed to publish its full legal advice on the implications of May’s deal.

At an EU summit on 25th November, the 27 other EU leaders formally endorsed a treaty setting terms for Britain’s withdrawal in March 2019 and an outline of a future EU-UK trade pact.

The 500-page deal took only 37 minutes to reach an agreement. It covers financial matters, citizens’ rights, provisions to keep open Britain’s border with Ireland and arrangements for a 21-month post-Brexit transition phase.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar echoed other EU leaders by saying that the deal agreed at the summit is the “only deal that’s on the table.”

Dutch prime minister said, “There is no Plan B. If anyone thinks in the United Kingdom that by voting No something better would come out of it, they are wrong.”

It is thought that May will lose an initial vote on the deal in the House of Commons.

“Obviously, it’ll depend on what actually happens in nine days, it depends on what the response is. But if she’s lost a vote of this significance after two years of negotiation, then it is right that there should be a general election,” Starmar said on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday show.

The DUP, which props up the Conservative government in Westminster is believed to sign a joint letter with other parties on Monday in relation to starting proceedings for contempt unless the legal advice received by the government is released in full.

Meanwhile, the Bank of England Mark Carney has warned that a no-deal Brexit would trigger a financial calamity in Britain. Governor of Bank of England said that the pound could plummet by 25%