Will the Brexit crisis push us towards a government of national unity?

Brexit Explained: Senior Tories John Major and Nicky Morgan and Labour’s Tom Watson have all suggested a cross-party administration – so, could it happen?

Rob Merrick
Deputy Political Editor
Thursday 04 April 2019 10:25
John Major suggests that a cross-party government might be the best thing for Britain during Brexit

It is the idea that briefly seemed to unite leading voices on both sides of the political divide – a government of national unity to end the never-ending turmoil that is Brexit.

First Nicky Morgan, the pro-EU Conservative MP, put Theresa May on notice that a national government would be needed if she refused to adopt any alternative exit plan agreed by parliament.

Then former prime minister Sir John Major took up the theme, arguing for “a cross-party government so that we can take decisions without the chaos that we’re seeing” – perhaps after an autumn general election.

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