David and Helen talk through the latest twist in the Brexit tale: Theresa May's offer to work with Labour to get some version of Brexit over the line. Can the two parties ever agree on what that version is? Could any agreement be made to stick? And if they can't agree, what happens next? Plus we talk about whether May's offer to stand down is still in effect and we ask what all this might mean for the ERG, the DUP, the SNP and the EU.
On Tuesday night, Theresa May changed strategies: instead of courting Brexiteers and the DUP to get her withdrawal agreement through, she’s seeking Labour Party support.
There are only two ways the Parliament can stop no deal: pass the withdrawal agreement or revoke Article 50.
The only way an agreement with Labour will work is if they believe that May’s government will continue through the end of the year. Is that possible?
What about the DUP?
The basic fact of British political life is that there is no transmission mechanism from the legislative to the executive of an expression of will.
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