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UK Parliament Rejects May’s Brexit Deal

16 Jan 2019 Did Press Agency

British politicians have reportedly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement, complicating the UK’s departure from the European Union on March 29.

British politicians have reportedly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement, complicating the UK’s departure from the European Union on March 29.

Members of parliament on Tuesday voted 432 to 202 to rebuff the deal, giving May a crushing defeat with a 230-margin, according to Aljazeera.

“The House has spoken, and the government will listen,” May said following the vote, even as she predicted “more uncertainty, more bitterness and more rancor.”

Meanwhile, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called it “the greatest defeat” for a British government since the 1920s.

Following the vote, Labour tabled a no-confidence motion in May’s minority government which will be debated on Wednesday.

However, Theresa May said she still wants to fulfil her duty to deliver on Britain’s 2016 vote for leaving the EU.

If she wins Wednesday’s confidence vote she will meet the leaders of the opposition parties in a “constructive spirit” to discuss the way forward, May said.

“Given the urgent need to make progress, we must focus on ideas that are genuinely negotiable and have sufficient support in this House,” she added.

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