Theresa May's Brexit deal forecast to lose by landslide vote 6 months ago

Theresa May's Brexit deal forecast to lose by landslide vote

Britain stands on the brink.

Theresa May's Brexit deal looks set to suffer a landslide defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

The UK Prime Minister's draft agreement with the European Union will be put to MPs following a delay in December as the government stared down the barrel of a humiliating defeat.

May's rescheduling to January appears to have had little impact on the projected result of the vote, with Election Maps UK forecasting defeat by 205 votes.

More than 100 Conservative MPs have already declared their intention to vote against May's deal.

When you add these up with Labour's virtual mass rejection, the SNP and the DUP, it makes for grim reading at 10 Downing Street.

The mapping service's results indicate that the decision to delay the vote has had no impact on the predicted outcome.

Some commentators suggested the looming Article 50 deadline for the UK's exit from the EU on 29 March would force MPs into accepting the deal, being faced with a no deal as the only alternative.

That appears to not be the case.