Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament, in London on December 10, as Theresa May announced a postponement of a crucial vote on the Brexit agreement struck with EU leaders last month. Photo: AFP Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament, in London on December 10, as Theresa May announced a postponement of a crucial vote on the Brexit agreement struck with EU leaders last month. Photo: AFP
Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament, in London on December 10, as Theresa May announced a postponement of a crucial vote on the Brexit agreement struck with EU leaders last month. Photo: AFP
Andrew Hammond
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Andrew Hammond

Theresa May’s vote failure leaves her on the brink and the UK on a collision course with hard Brexit

  • Andrew Hammond says the British PM’s hasty postponement of her proposal before Parliament shows how hard it is to craft a Brexit deal that the public, and EU, can support

Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament, in London on December 10, as Theresa May announced a postponement of a crucial vote on the Brexit agreement struck with EU leaders last month. Photo: AFP Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament, in London on December 10, as Theresa May announced a postponement of a crucial vote on the Brexit agreement struck with EU leaders last month. Photo: AFP
Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest outside Parliament, in London on December 10, as Theresa May announced a postponement of a crucial vote on the Brexit agreement struck with EU leaders last month. Photo: AFP
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Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond is an associate at LSE IDEAS (the Centre for International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was formerly a UK goverment special adviser at a time when Britain last held the presidency of the European Union.