Wednesday August 12, 2020

May faces no-confidence vote after crushing defeat

British Prime Minister's withdrawal agreement defeated by more than 200 votes in House of Commons

15th January, 2019
Pro- and anti-Brexit groups outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the vote. Pic: Getty

British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a crushing defeat in a vote in the House of Commons on the Brexit withdrawal deal she negotiated with the EU.

The motion on the agreement was defeated by more than 200 votes – 432 to 202. May now faces a debate on a motion of no-confidence put down by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who described the government’s defeat as “catastrophic”.

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