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May warns against a vote of no confidence

The Prime Minister takes a hardline in the face of growing doubt from her party

It was announced on Wednesday that the UK and the EU had finally come to an agreement, as a deal was reached on Brexit. This is a deal, however, which satisfies neither the Remain or Leave side.

The Conservative party is in utter chaos, as some MPs have chosen to resign, and others have put forward a vote of no confidence for the Prime Minister. However, Theresa May has defended the draft agreement on leaving the EU.

In an interview with Sky, May explained, “I will be going back to Brussels. I’ll be in touch with other leaders, as well.”

Even the DUP, who ensured a majority parliament for May in 2017, were not happy with this deal.

A large number of MPs will vote against the deal, such as Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, who has confirmed this. May’s own party is in turmoil, as the majority of Tories are more against the deal, rather than in favour of it.

May warned against a vote of no confidence, suggesting that “It is not going to make the negotiations any easier.” In order for a vote to be cast 48 letters are needed, and at the moment that doesn’t seem to be the case. If May were to lose her leadership, then how Brexit would proceed would be unclear.