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Theresa May har lenge sett desperat ut. Hun har kavet for å få til en løsning. Nå ser det ut til at hun må kaste inn håndkleet.

Theresa May vinner ikke gehør for sitt nye forslag til Brexit-løsning. Dermed ser det ut til at hennes dager som statsminister er omme. May får hverken støtte fra sine egne eller opposisjonen.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.

Fokus er ikke lenger på en Brexit-løsning, men på utskiftning av statsministeren.

“The proposed second reading of the WAB is clearly doomed to failure so there really is no point wasting any more time on the prime minister’s forlorn hope of salvation. She’s got to go,” Andrew Bridgen, a Conservative lawmaker, told Reuters.

“It’s now clear that the overwhelming majority of the parliamentary party, the voluntary party and the electorate now agree. She has to go.”

Tidligere utenriksminister Boris Johnson er den mest sannsynlige etterfølgeren. Han har gjort det klart at han ikke stemmer for Mays siste forslag.

Sjansene eller risikoen for en hard Brexit øker.

U.S. investment bank JPMorgan raised its probability of a no-deal Brexit to 25% from 15%, saying its base case was that Johnson would become prime minister followed by a general election.

 

Theresa May’s Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades