war on the rocks

Future of Brexit Unknown After Deal Rejected

January 17, 2019

Episode Notes:

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's government survived a vote of no-confidence yesterday after May's Brexit deal was overwhelmingly defeated in parliament. The scale of defeatĀ for the Prime Minister was unprecedented in modern British history.

Amanda Sloat, Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, joins the WarCast to explain the nature of the vote and outline all the possible scenarios that may follow from here to the deadline on March 29th.

[ 0:44 ] Why such a sweeping rejection
[ 2:14 ] Main cleavages and non-negotiables driving the impasse
[ 4:15 ] Deal options now
[ 5:13 ] Consequences of 'no deal'
[ 7:50 ] Contingency planning within UK and among other countries
[ 8:58 ] The set of scenarios now available