Theresa May Brexit deal has been rejected by MPs in a crushing defeat for the Prime Minister. There were 202 votes for the deal and 432 against the deal. There is now huge uncertainty over what happens next with the possibility of the UK leaving the European Union without an agreement greatly increased. Prior to the vote, Downing Street gave little indication on how the Prime Minister would proceed if defeated. Under the terms of an amendment passed last week, she must now table a motion on her Plan B by Monday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence in the Government which will be debated in the Commons tomorrow. Some reports have suggested she could fly to Brussels – possibly as early as tomorrow – in an attempt to obtain further concessions on the backstop. But that could now prove problematic following the massive defeat, with EU leaders reluctant to give ground if they believe it is impossible for her to get the deal through the Commons. Alternatively, she could opt to bring the deal back to the House for a second – or possibly even a third – time in an attempt to wear… Read full this story
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