Theresa May’s Brexit deal rejected by UK lawmakers

Like Theresa May, who we suspect is already tucked up in bed with some hot cocoa and cough syrup after battling with a hoarse voice all day, we’re calling it a night here in London.

In case you missed all the action, here’s our coverage of this evening’s vote, which saw the PM suffer a second humiliating defeat over Brexit — the rejection of her withdrawal agreement by a massive 149 votes.

We’ll be back in the morning, London time, for another Brexit-filled day, as MPs debate, and then vote on whether to back leaving the EU without a deal.

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Brexit vote: Theresa May’s deal overwhelmingly crushed by lawmakers for second time

British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time, plunging the UK into a further period of political uncertainty with the departure date from the European Union a mere 17 days away.

Despite May’s hoarse-voiced pleas in the House of Commons for lawmakers to support her draft exit deal on Tuesday, or run the risk of a chaotic exit from the EU or no Brexit at all, lawmakers crushed it by 391 votes to 242.

May had hoped that changes to her deal agreed last minute on Monday night with the EU would get it across the line.

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Britain and Brexit in chaos: UK parliament rejects May’s EU deal again

LONDON (Reuters) – MPs crushed Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal on Tuesday, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay.

MPs voted against May’s amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 as her last-minute talks with EU chiefs on Monday to assuage her critics’ concerns ultimately proved fruitless.

The vote puts the world’s fifth largest economy in uncharted territory with no obvious way forward; exiting the EU without a deal, delaying the March 29 divorce date, a snap election or even another referendum are all now possible.

  • Publisher: U.S.
  • Date: 2019-03-13T07:46:45+0000
  • Author: Elizabeth Piper
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May’s Brexit deal overwhelmingly crushed by lawmakers for 2nd time

The margin of defeat was less than the historic loss suffered by the government when the deal was originally voted on in January.

The coming days will be chaotic and unpredictable as lawmakers vote on whether to crash out of the EU without a deal entirely, or to delay the divorce process.

Speaking in the House of Commons after the defeat, the Prime Minister told lawmakers she “profoundly regrets” the vote against her deal. “The deal we have negotiated is the best and indeed the only deal available.”

  • Publisher: KYMA
  • Date: 2019-03-13T02:03:25+00:00
  • Author: CNN
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