Hung parliament could jeopardise Brexit timetable
If there is to be another general election, the whole two-year timetable for Brexit could be wrecked, writes Sky’s Jon Craig.
What happens in a hung parliament?
First, a government may not be in place by 19 June, when detailed negotiations with Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier are due to begin.
And if there is to be another general election later this year or early next year, the whole two-year plan for Brexit could be wrecked.
Justifying her decision to call a “Brexit election”, the PM said back in April: “The country is coming together, but Westminster is not.”
And accusing the opposition parties of “political game playing”, she said: “Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty and instability to the country.”
Well, it now looks like Westminster is going to be more divided than it was before …