PM May Responds After British MPs Reject Brexit Deal

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Published on 15 Jan 2019, 22:01
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said parliament should hold a confidence vote to test support for her government after lawmakers defeated her withdrawal agreement with the European Union.

The British parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan for Britain's departure from the European Union, leaving in doubt how it would depart the continent's 28-member bloc of nations by the planned March 29 date.

The House of Commons, on a 432- 202 vote, rejected May's call to approve what she said was the "democratic decision" of voters in a referendum 2-1/2 years ago to leave the EU.

Opposition Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbin called the vote a "catastrophic defeat" for May's Conservative Party rule and demanded a vote of no confidence on Wednesday in what he said was the "sheer incompetence of this government."

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