Theresa May’s Brexit deal rejected

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Faces confidence vote after huge defeat

LATE-CITY-DM-1-4 UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government would face a vote of no-confidence after the MPs rejected the premier’s Brexit deal, the BBC reported yesterday. 

The Labour Party has launched the bid to trigger a general election after the deal setting out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU was rejected by 230 votes. 

However, one senior party figure has suggested it is unlikely to succeed, with Northern Ireland’s DUP and Tory rebels saying they will back the PM. 

The confidence vote was expected to be held at about 19:00 GMT.  Mrs. May has told MPs she will return to Parliament with an alternative plan next week, provided she survives the confidence vote.  “The House has spoken and this government will listen,” she said on Tuesday night, offering cross-party talks to determine a way forward.  MPs were set to debate the confidence motion for about six hours following Prime Minister’s Questions at 12:00 GMT, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn saying it would allow them to give their verdict on “the sheer incompetence of this government.” 


The House has spoken and this government will listen