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Back me, get Boris? Why May’s pledge to resign if her deal is passed will lose her crucial Labour votes

May's antics have won over few on her own side while repelling the opponents she needs to bring on board. If she was aiming for consensus, she has badly misstepped

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Boris Johnson arrives at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Photo: PA

So now they know. If Labour backbenchers vote through Theresa May’s Brexit deal, they may end up with Boris Johnson in charge of Britain’s future.

The prime minister’s announcement yesterday that she would resign if her deal gets through parliament means that a hardcore Brexiteer may well lead the government through the critical second stage of Brexit talks.

It’s true that May often reneges on her pledges. But it’s hard to see how she could possibly survive…

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