UK political drama raises questions over Brexit

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:10PM
Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is in doubt. (Photo / Getty)

It has been a disastrous 24 hours for the UK Government.

Three top Ministers, who are crucial to carrying out Brexit, have resigned: David Davis, who was in charge of Brexit, Davis' number two Steve Baker, and the foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

It comes after the Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave her cabinet an updated Brexit strategy on Friday.

It emerged Johnson said trying to sell the strategy would be "polishing a turd".

The editor of politics.co.uk Ian Dunt says it's massive blow to the Government.

He says it's still more likely than not the terms of Brexit will be agreed upon by the deadline in March 2019.

But Dunt says there's never been a greater chance that it doesn't happen than now.

He told Chris Lynch the UK might have to try negotiate an extension to the deadline with the EU.

"Especially if there is some kind of no confidence vote in Theresa May's leadership, because if you are talking about a leadership campaign, you very quickly start talking about a general election and obviously that would mean you would need to extend."

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