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Brexit: Government loses vote on amendment to contempt motion
|TOM NELLIST, EXPRESS|AIWA! NO!|The Prime Minister faced crunch ‘meaningful vote’ on Tuesday whose outcome defeat as widely predicted, plunged the UK into a constitutional crisis.
It is expected Jeremy Corbyn would try to seize power by pressing for a vote of no confidence in Mrs May. Should the Labour leader win the power struggle he would be given 14 days to form a new government under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. However, if Mrs May refuses to resign, a scenario suggested by Tory MP Andrea Leadsom, Buckingham Palace would be drawn into the chaos.