2019-01-09 by W.M.
Today in Focus | Deal or no deal? The Brexit road ahead | News
This week, the government has released radio adverts warning Britain to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Next week, MPs are due to vote on Theresa May’s negotiated withdrawal deal – and the prime minister is still struggling to gather parliament’s support. So what happens if she loses the vote?
The Guardian’s diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, runs through the possible routes available to the government as the the 29 March leaving date gets ever closer.
If May’s deal fails to get through the Commons, she has reserved the option of trying to reopen negotiations with the EU. But defeat would also put her premiership in jeopardy and could lead to votes of no confidence, a general election, a new referendum or even the UK crashing out without a deal.
Also today in opinion: the Guardian columnist Owen Jones on facing rising levels of public abuse online and, increasingly, on the streets.
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