The UK Parliament rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal overwhelmingly.
Rabat – The British Parliament has voted 432 to 202 to reject the deal that Prime Minister Theresa May proposed on the terms for the UK’s exit from the EU.
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a vote of no confidence in the government. A general election could result from the vote of confidence set for Wednesday evening.
May has spent two years working on a deal with the EU. The plan was to secure an easy Brexit on March 29 and to put in place a 21-month transition period to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement.
The vote was originally supposed to take place in December, but May postponed the vote to try to win more support from MPs.
MPs are divided between those who want a new referendum on leaving the EU, a softer version of May’s Brexit deal similar to the European Union Association Agreement, calling off Brexit completely, or leaving without a deal.