Someone said :
The way i read it, one of three possible things could happen here:
1) The UK withdraws Article 50 (Thereby cancelling brexit.)
2) The UK get an extension to Article 50, or
3) A second referendum or people's vote could take place.
All of those three options will take a lot more time than the uk has at the moment. A split in both the conservative and labour parties is also a real possibility as is a potential leadership heave on both May and Corbyn also cannot be ruled out.
To extend article 50 there has to be an election or a referendum.
To withdraw article 50 there has to be legislation initiated by the government .
The referendum is contingent on the sitting government deciding to hold one and the tories know changing the date of leaving would split the party, they can’t change the leader ( May ) because they tried, failed and have to wait a whole year.
Corbin isn’t going anywhere either.
May is a pragmatic politician which is why she accepted the backstop knowing the dup wouldn’t. The spin that the conservatives were putting on their defeat was that the other parties wanted free movement so maybe this is a sign that the conservatives think they can win an election on this issue, she was the minister who brought in the hostile environment and they have never guaranteed EU citizens rights.
I think the torys and the dup would love to fight an election on immigration, I wouldn’t like to be a foreigner living there if they do!