The UK may need to hold a second Brexit referendum, staunch Brexiteer Nigel Farage has said. The former UKIP leader predicted that another vote would see voters back the move in “very much bigger” numbers.
Such a humiliation of a UK PM in the House of Commons would typically mark the beginning of the end, but neither side of the House is in the mood for an election; Labour is happy seeing the Tories dig their own grave, political writer Dan Glazebrook said.
Theresa May has suffered her first defeat over Brexit in Parliament after a majority of MPs backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The amendment allows for MPs to have a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal.
London is willing to pay the European Union up to €40 billion (£36 billion) for the split, but only if a deal is reached on free trade and other preferences for the UK, the Telegraph has reported citing three unnamed government sources.