MPs are expected to reject Lords’ amendments to the Brexit bill as they debate it for a second time, paving the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 as early as Tuesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / BRUSSELS, BELGIUm (REUTERS, PARLIAMENT TV) – The Brexit bill is back in the UK’s lower house of Parliament, but maybe not for long.
Although the upper house wants changes, including a parliamentary vote on any deal.
MPs are being urged by the government to reject them.
Brexit will happen we’re told, no matter what.
If that’s the case, Article 50 could be triggered as soon as Tuesday, beginning two years of talks.
But what if, there’s no deal after that?
According to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee, it’s a very real possibility.
Saying it would be a serious dereliction of duty if the government failed to plan as such.
It warned of a destructive outcome:
a gap in regulations,
The rights of UK citizens in Europe thrown into chaos,
and a sudden return of a customs border in Ireland.
Apparently though, there is a plan B.
But they may of course not have a choice.
Britain’s Plan A, at the moment, isn’t the same as the EU’s.