The Prime Minister is set to face a crucial vote in the Commons on 11 December when her Brexit deal is voted on by MPs. While attempting to sell the deal during an ITV This Morning interview, presenter Phillip Schofield asked Theresa May: “What happens to you if they vote you down? What happens to you the next day? What will you be saying? What will you be doing? Still Prime Minister?”
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Mrs May responded: “I am very clear that I have a duty as Prime Minister to deliver on what the British people voted for.
The ITV host asked again: “But if it doesn’t happen?”.
The Prime Minister said she has a “duty” and Schofield pushed once again: “But if you don’t?”
The Prime Minister fired back: “Just let me finish my question, Phillip.”
The ITV host grinned and said: “I know what you are going to say.”
Mrs May hit back: “Well, why did you ask me the question if you know what I am going to say?”
Schofield blasted: “You are going to say you have a duty to work very hard to deliver it. I am going to say if you don’t deliver it my question will be what happens? Do you resign?”
In response, the Prime Minister said: “Well, formally, if the vote doesn’t go through the Government has to come back within a certain period of time just to say what the next step is.
“So, I am focussing on getting that vote through. there is going to be a lot of debate.
“There will be lots of quotes and lots of things being said about this over the next few days. When it actually comes to it, it’s a key moment of decision for MPs about ‘do we want to ensure that we leave the European Union?’”
The Prime Minister also said MPs would spend five days debating and dissecting it before the December 11 vote, adding: “At the end of the line it is, I think, about holding our nerve and getting this over the line so we can deliver on Brexit and people can have that better future.”