Yes. It would have been foolish to allow the vote on the deal because she KNEW it would be rejected. There is no plan B. That would leave the UK up s*** creek without a paddle. She HAD to go back to the EU to seek some reassurances so there was a chance of the plan being accepted.
She did not choose to be...
Best answer: Yes. It would have been foolish to allow the vote on the deal because she KNEW it would be rejected. There is no plan B. That would leave the UK up s*** creek without a paddle. She HAD to go back to the EU to seek some reassurances so there was a chance of the plan being accepted.
She did not choose to be subject to a no-confidence vote. That is the fault of self-serving politicians who don't give two hoots about the people or the standing of the UK. They are a disgrace. THEY HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE PLAN.
The people voted to leave the EU. That gives us the choice of leaving on the negotiated terms or leaving without a deal. The negotiated agreement is far better for the UK than no deal. If anyone is saying they can get a better deal, they are lying.
There is another option if we screw up this last chance of an agreement: withdraw our notice to quit and remain a member of the EU. That would upset many of the people who voted to leave the EU. At the time of the vote, they were a majority. Now I doubt if they are as many have seen how difficult life will be outside the EU and they now know they were misled by lies from the BREXIT campaign.
The biggest stumbling block in the negotiations is the requirement under the Northern Ireland Peace Treaty to maintain an open border with the Irish Republic. That is incompatible with the UK being outside the EU. Why the promise was ever made in such an open-ended way is a mystery to me. What did the UK get in return? Anyway, it is the legal measures necessary to keep an open border in Ireland that prompted many MPs to oppose the negotiated BREXIT deal. BUT THEY HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE.
Theresa May should be allowed to remain in post and should see through the BREXIT process while enjoying the support of parliament. If Parliament will not support the negotiated BREXIT agreement, then perhaps there should be a second referendum: Stay in the EU or leave without a deal.
There is another possible option that has not been considered: Great Britain declares independence from Northern Ireland. If the Republic of Ireland wants to call the tune, let it have Northern Ireland and all it liabilities. That way, the notional border down the Irish Sea becomes a real border and the English taxpayer saves a fortune in subsidies to Northern Ireland.