Theresa May Faces Failed Brexit Vote and Mike Pompeo’s Biblical Middle East Trip

Anti-Brexit demonstrators react after the results of the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal were announced in Parliament square in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge margin, plunging U.K. politics into crisis 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 432 -202 on Tuesday against the deal struck between Britain's government and the EU in November.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators react after the results of the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal were announced in Parliament square in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge margin, plunging U.K. politics into crisis 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 432 -202 on Tuesday against the deal struck between Britain's government and the EU in November. Frank Augstein / AP Photo
Anti-Brexit demonstrators react after the results of the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal were announced in Parliament square in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge margin, plunging U.K. politics into crisis 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 432 -202 on Tuesday against the deal struck between Britain's government and the EU in November.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators react after the results of the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal were announced in Parliament square in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge margin, plunging U.K. politics into crisis 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 432 -202 on Tuesday against the deal struck between Britain's government and the EU in November. Frank Augstein / AP Photo

Theresa May Faces Failed Brexit Vote and Mike Pompeo’s Biblical Middle East Trip

Today, the British Parliament will debate and cast a “meaningful vote” on Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for the UK to officially leave the European Union (Brexit) on 29 March. A coalition of conservative and liberal MPs are expected to vote down the plan that May negotiated with the European Union (EU). May had already delayed the vote in hopes of renegotiating with the EU. The EU has repeatedly stated the current deal is the only one it will approve. Fallout from the vote could topple May’s Tory government or could lead to a second national referendum, which could reverse Brexit altogether. To discuss the Brexit crisis with us is British writer and commentator Edward Luce, U.S. columnist for the Financial Times. He attributes issues like Brexit,to the current global populist wave that led to the election of leaders like President Donald Trump. Luce details his observations in the book The Retreat of Western Liberalism. He’ll also discuss his new column titled “Pompeo’s global rapture tour” about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent controversial trip to the Middle East. Pompeo is a staunch evangelical Christian.