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UK Policy Update – No Confidence Vote on PM May

On 12th December 2018, the UK Parliament held a vote of no confidence on PM Theresa May. She won the vote; but not decisively – 200 in favour vs 117 against. That is, over a third of the party voted against her. This leaves UK politics in an unchanged position: a weak PM struggling to get a deal Brexit through Parliament without a realistic majority. There are no immediate implications for our members in the UK. Following the vote of no confidence, House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom announced that the Immigration White Paper would be published next week, exact date and time yet to be announced. We expect the White Paper to be mainly principles-based, with little substantive detail about how the future immigration system would work in practice. The UK Government will have to leave enoug...