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UK politics descends into chaos as Tories trigger no confidence vote against May

12 December 2018 6:33 PM
Tags:
Brexit
Theresa May
Vote of no confidence

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Prof Raymond Parsons (Economist at NWU Business School) and EWN's Alex Eliseev.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: AFP.

We’re into unchartered waters now… There is a question mark over the leadership of the Conservative Party… An orderly withdrawal is in jeopardy. All bets are off… It’s going to have a very disruptive effect.

Prof Raymond Parsons, NWU Business School

People are watching this very anxiously… in every household… there’s a lot of anxiety in London.

Alex Eliseev, EWN

Conservative members of Parliament initiated a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May, plunging the Brexit process into turmoil.

May’s decision to cancel a vote on her withdrawal agreement in the face of a massive defeat has led to this latest push to get rid of her.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Prof Raymond Parsons, Economist at NWU Business School.

Whitfield also spoke to EWN's Alex Eliseev.

Listen to the interviews in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

We may have to take some steps… if anything goes wrong in March, that we are limiting the damage to our [South Africa] economic relations with both the EU and the UK in the case of a hard Brexit.

Prof Raymond Parsons, NWU Business School

If she survives the vote tonight, she’ll have immunity for a year… She may step down after Brexit is concluded…

Alex Eliseev, EWN

Europe said they’re not about to reopen negotiations, so she’s going to have to get it through Parliament in some way or another…

Alex Eliseev, EWN

There could be as many as half a dozen options that open themselves up if she survives…

Alex Eliseev, EWN

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12 December 2018 6:33 PM
Tags:
Brexit
Theresa May
Vote of no confidence

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