UK Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal for second time
(Sourced from PTI)
British Parliament yesterday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time, plunging the UK into a state of uncertainty just two weeks ahead of the country's divorce from the European Union. The House of Commons voted against the deal by 391 votes to 242. Seventy-five Conservative MPs rebelled against their party's position by rejecting May's deal. Here is more.
However, three Labour parliamentarians rebelled against their leader by voting in favor of the agreement. Now, the Parliament will debate today to decide whether the UK should leave the European Union within the March 29 deadline without any deal in place. In her address to the Parliament after the second defeat, the 62-year-old UK Prime Minister said she "profoundly regrets" MPs decision.
May said she is conscious of the "potential damage" leaving the EU without a deal would do and the lawmakers now face "an unenviable choice" of what to do next. Declaring May's Brexit deal as "dead", opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called on the government to adopt his proposals for a softer Brexit. "Their proposal is clearly dead," the Labour Party leader told the parliament.