After facing historic defeat in British Parliament regarding the most controversial Brexit deal, now British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another defeat at the hands of the lawmakers’ in the symbolic vote over Brexit.
According to details, lawmakers defeated the government 303-258 on the main motion asking them to reaffirm support for her plan to seek changes. It undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get the unpopular divorce deal approved, if they grant her concessions. Prime Minister May had aimed for a re-endorsement of her plan to secure changes to the Brexit deal she agreed with the European Union late last year, which would allow the U.K. to avoid a hard, no-deal Brexit.
Earlier British lawmakers voted against the most controversial Brexit deal by 432 votes to 202 in a crushing defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour party. Scores of her own lawmakers – both Brexiteers and supporters of EU membership – joined forces to vote down the deal. “It is clear that the House does not support this deal, but tonight’s vote tells us nothing about what it does support,” May had told parliament, moments after the result was announced. “We need to confirm whether this government still enjoys the confidence of this House,” May had said.
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24 July, 2019