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PM Theresa May wasn't there to witness her deepest defeat ...

UK's May handed another defeat in parliament | DW |

After two years of failing to get anything significant regarding Brexit through parliament, the government of Prime Minister Theresa May had launched a last desperate plea on Thursday.

The government's main motion:

  •    May hoping to have parliamentarians approve a motion that acknowledges her progress in negotiations with the European Union, voicing support for her to go back to Brussels seeking more amendments to the divorce deal, most likely related to the Irish border backstop.

  •   The motion was defeated, with 303 voting against and 258 voting in favor.

Now that the motion has failed, May will have almost zero credibility left to continue talks with the EU.

May lost support from both the hard-Leave and hard-Remain factions of her own party, leading to the motion failing.  


Defeated and withdrawn: the Brexit proposals MPs voted on | The Guardian |

A quick guide to Theresa May's failed motion and the other amendments MPs voted on this Thursday.

May's motion - DEFEATED

Theresa May's motion was defeated after ERG Tories refused to support her approach to leaving the EU. May's defeat, by 303 votes to 258, showed the prime minister once again losing control of her own party in the crucial final weeks before Brexit.

Labour's amendment to force another vote - DEFEATED

The Labour frontbench, including Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer, tabled an amendment that would force the prime minister to bring her deal back to the Commons or table another amendable motion by 27 February, just over a month before the UK is due to leave the EU. It was defeated 322 to 306.

The SNP's amendment to extend article 50 - DEFEATED

The amendment by the Scottish National party calls on the government to extend article 50 by at least three months. The amendment was defeated 315 to 93.

An amendment to force the release of no-deal cabinet briefings - WITHDRAWN

Anna Soubry has withdrawn the amendment she tabled with Labour's Chuka Umunna, both leading remainers. It demanded the government publish "the most recent official briefing document", which has been given to cabinet ministers on the implications of a no-deal Brexit on business and trade.

Corbyn to hold Brexit talks with Barnier and Verhofstadt | The Guardian |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Feb 14th, 2019 at 06:57:07 PM EST
Now she is another couple of weeks closer now to getting her deal through.
by asdf on Thu Feb 14th, 2019 at 08:04:51 PM EST
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