Theresa May’s plans to forge a Brexit Plan B that she can take to the Commons on Monday were dealt a serious blow after one of her closest European allies warned the existing deal could not be “tweaked”. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte cast serious doubts over whether Mrs May would be able to change the existing withdrawal agreement to present it to MPs next week. Mrs May will spend the weekend trying to patch together a fresh deal to present to MPs on Monday. Such is her difficulty in finding a compromise that satisfies enough MPs to get a deal through Parliament, that Government sources have suggested she could announce an extension to Article 50 at least until July. Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/brexit/theresa-may-struggling-to-find-a-plan-b-may-delay-brexit-until-july-her-toxic-option/
What will Theresa May's Plan B be if she loses next week's meaningful vote as expected? LBC's Political Editor Theo Usherwood assesses her options. Yesterday's defeat means that if the Prime Minister does lose, she must return to Parliament to set out her Plan B within three working days. What will that Plan B look like? Here is what she might do next.
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