Will Theresa May resign and will she be able to get her Brexit deal through Parliament?

Let's take a closer look at whether the Prime Minister will be ousted from Number 10.

Will Theresa May resign?

Mrs May became Prime Minister after a leadership battle in 2016 sparked by David Cameron's resignation following the Brexit vote.

However, the vicar's daughter's premiership is now being completely overshadowed by how to get Britain out of the EU.

Her disastrous decision to call a general election in 2017 resulted in the Tory government losing their majority in parliament and weakened her position considerably.

Pressure is mounting on the PM after a truly tumultuous day in July saw first David Davis, her Brexit Secretary, and then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stand down from Cabinet.

Both said they could not support the Brexit strategy agreed at a recent Chequers summit.

Tory backbencher Andrew Brigden has gone public and admitted he has submitted a letter to the 1922 Committee declaring no confidence in the PM.

However, on November 14, 2018, Mrs May's Cabinet finally agreed to back her "soft" Brexit divorce deal with the EU after a mammoth five-hour meeting.

But then her Brexit secretary quit, and backbenchers launched a failed bid to force a vote of no confidence.

She survived but still faces the difficult task of passing the agreement through Parliament amid a mutiny from Tory backbenchers and Northern Ireland’s Unionist DUP MPs.

The Prime Minister fielded questions on BBC Radio 5 Live and refused to answer three times if she would resign if her deal was voted down in Parliament.

She has since vowed to "see this through" and not to quit should it not get through parliament.

On December 3, Mrs May's spokesman again made clear there will be no second referendum while she is PM.

But her own future looks uncertain ahead of a crunch Brexit vote in the Commons on December 11 which pundits say she is sure to lose.

Ladbrokes currently has Mrs May odds on at 2/7 to still be PM on January 1.

How has she handled Brexit?

Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, and Mrs May will insist she's still getting on with it.

On July 6, 2018, Mrs May revealed a strategy at Chequers which if successful will ensure the UK will remain closely tied to Brussels even after we leave.

The PM had also outlined her plans for a new UK-EU free trade area for goods, with a "common rulebook" – but we won't have any say in them.

This so-called Chequers plan directly led the resignations of both Boris and Davis.

The Prime Minister struck a compromised divorce agreement with EU leaders on November 13, 2018.

On November 14, Mrs May hailed her soft Brexit deal as “in the national interest” after winning the backing of her divided Cabinet following a tense five-hour meeting.

Theresa May is lobbying Labour MPs to back her deal in a sign she's given up on winning over rebel Tories, it was reported on November 26.

It was thought that 11 ministers, including Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, objected to the plan before eventually going along with it.

But both Brexiteers and Remainers described it as the “worst of all worlds.”

The Prime Minister now faces a battle to get it through Parliament and could also face a No Confidence vote within days which could topple her government.


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