Analysis: May survives - 3 things to look out for now
The No Confidence vote fell with 200 Tory MPs backing May to 117 against
SO she survived. Theresa May clung on to power after defeating an attempt by her own MPs to oust her, winning the vote by 200 for to 117 against.
But winning by no means ends her problems. In fact the 12 December may be the day which really will be remembered as the beginning of the end for the prime minister.
CommonSpace identifies the three things you need to keep an eye on now to see which way the Brexit saga goes next.
Analysis: Humiliated May is now playing for time – will opponents give her it?
CommonSpace examines the state of Brexit play after Theresa May pulled Tuesday’s [11 December] meaningful vote.
THERESA MAY came to the House of Commons today to call off the meaningful vote – because she didn’t have the votes.
The pound fell to its lowest level in 18 months as the prime minister spoke, saying she accepted her proposal “would not pass the House”, and that she would therefore go back to EU leaders in search of “further reassurances”.
Lying in state
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) reflects on Theresa May’s latest troubles after being forced to publish the UK Government’s legal advice on Brexit.
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The fish slapping dance
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) looks at the Brexit-EU Political Declaration, and what its consequences for Scotland’s fishing industry could be.
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Analysis: The Hotel California Brexit - What Yanis Varoufakis knows about how the EU trapped May
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray explores how the EU managed to get what they wanted out of Theresa May in the Brexit negotiations through the perspective of former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who has written the book on negotiating with the EU technocracy
FORMER Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis repeated what he had said in 2016 about Brexit at an event on Wednesday [16 November] evening at Oxford Student Union.
“Britain is heading for a Hotel California Brexit: you can check out but you can never leave.”
Siobhan Tolland: No medication for 5 days could kill me - I'm scared about No Deal Brexit
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland says her rare medical condition Addison’s disease requires a smooth supply of medication to keep her healthy – the possibility of a No Deal Brexit and a delay in medical supplies therefore leaves her fearful
‘Condemnation will not do’: SNP’s Iain Blackford challenges May over Saudi arms sales at PMQs
Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer accused the SNP of “rank hypocrisy”
IAN BLACKFORD, SNP leader at Westminster, today [24 October] challenged Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions over Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Britain’s close commercial relationship with the despotic Saudi regime has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Instanbul two-weeks ago.
#SNP18: Ian Blackford promises 'maximum disruption' from SNP MPs over Brexit
SNP Westminster leader reiterates that the Scottish Government will only accept a deal that keeps Scotland in the single market and customs union.
SNP WESTMINSTER LEADER Ian Blackford has told delegates at the party’s ongoing conference that they can expect “maximum disruption” from the party’s MPs over Brexit, following the release of SNP-commissioned polling that suggests a no-deal Brexit would increase support for independence.