British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat on Tuesday when Parliament rejected its overall Brexit agreement with the European Union – a defeat that puts Brexit's future in doubt and intensified calls for May's confusion through an election.
May's withdrawal was voted down 432-202, the largest of a House of Commons history. May be expected to lose, but the amount she lost was significant and marks a devastating blow to her leadership and her ability to return to Brussels and negotiate further concessions.
May acknowledged that her agreement was rejected by the Parliament, but added: "Tonight's voice does not tell us anything about what it supports."
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition party, immediately sent a proposal for confidence in the government, which is likely to be debated on Wednesday. If it were to pass, it could eventually lead to a well-chosen election if another government was not formed within two weeks.
"Her governing principle of delay and denial has reached the end of the line," Corbyn told after the vote. "She can't seriously believe that after two years of failure she can negotiate a good deal for the people of this country. The most important question is that the government has lost Parliament and this country's confidence." [1
What happens next is unclear. The UK is scheduled to leave the block at the end of March, currently without agreement – something that many MEPs on both sides of Parliament, including May, have said would lead to significant disruption. Some MEPs, especially those who voted to remain in E.U. in 2016, urged the UK to delay its departure or hold another referendum.
May is also likely to put a lot of pressure from her conservative party to go aside, especially given the margin of her defeat, which would normally lead to a prime minister's resignation. But May, after surviving an unanswered vote from her party in December, is protected from being exhausted from her own party until December 2019. It seems unlikely that many, if any, Tory MPs would return Corbyn's trust proposal and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) – Maize Coalition Alliance – told Sky News that the party would return her in Wednesday's vote.
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May has faced criticism from both the remaining and "Brexiteers" of her handling of the agreement. The anger of the "Brexiteer" wing focuses primarily on the inclusion of a "backstop" – a safety net that holds Britain in a customs union with E.U. In case there is no trading after March. It is supposed to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, but Brexiteers has pointed to the lack of a one-sided exit mechanism as evidence that backstop will lead to Britain never actually leaving.
"I am voting against the withdrawal agreement because I do not think it delivers Brexit, Conservative MP and top-secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said on BBC Tuesday.
Former British Independence Party leader and Fox News contributor Nigel Farage called the vote" a disastrous failure in the direction of [May.]
"If she has a sense of honor, she will resign," he tweeted.
On the other hand, the Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said in a statement that the vote marked "the beginning of the end of Brexit."
"With parliament in blind times, it's time to go back to the public," he said, a reference to calls for another referendum.
Prior to the vote, May and her allies launched a step backwards to complaint criticism of her handling of the deal and of the deal. Warning of the dangers of Brexit and of the country for reconciliation of May's agreement, Advocate Geoffrey Cox asked, "Can we choose orders or choose chaos?"
To his own party, especially the Brexit wing, he turned to the Tory benches and asked, "What are you playing with? What are you doing?"
Environmental Secretary Michael Gove, who is a May follower and also fought for Brexit in 2016, tried to rally Brexiteers to the May & # 39; s side by using a "Game of Thrones" reference to warn that the damage would be significant.
"I think if we don't vote for the deal tonight, Jon Snow says," the winter is coming, "he told BBC Radio 4," I think if we don't vote this evening tonight I think we want to harm our democracy by telling people we should not implement Brexit, "he said. But also Brexit's UK now has to leave without agreement with the EU, something the rest and some business circles have said would lead to chaos from an economic downturn to lack of access to major drugs when Britain's ports are clogged.  They on the right of the Thors' Party have undermined the risks of no agreement and note that Britain would return to normal WTO terms and the benefits of leaving the EU would outweigh any difficulties. our economy m are competitive, will be extremely beneficial, "said Jacob Rees Mogg the BBC. "All the worlds, the prophets of judgment, are the people who prophesied before, and they have been wrong in all their previous forecasts."