The Guardian - Politics Weekly podcast: #Brexitshambles

Sam Lowe
13 December 2018

It was one step forward and two steps back in the Brexit hokey cokey this week. Tuesday’s long-awaited parliamentary vote was cancelled at the 11th hour, as Theresa May realised that a catastrophic defeat could be curtains for her premiership.

MPs raged, and within 24 hours Sir Graham Brady, chair of the Conservative party’s 1922 Committee, announced that the threshold of 48 letters from Tory MPs calling for a vote of no confidence had been reached. May lived to fight another day, but for how long?

Joining Jessica Elgot to discuss this are the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, its Brexit correspondent Lisa O’Carroll, and Sam Lowe from the Centre for European Reform.