British MPs reject May’s Brexit deal

British MPs reject May’s Brexit deal

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Just as was predicted an overwhelming majority of British MPs rejected the Brexit deal negotiated with the European Union by Prime Minister Theresa May.

The parliamentarians by a vote of 432 to 202 rejected the deal, with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promptly tabling a no confidence vote in the government.

The defeat of the proposal was the most crushing ever suffered by any government in history.

May in a last-gasp bid had tried to salvage her plan for taking Britain out of the European project after nearly five decades,

May told MPs they had a “duty to deliver” on the results of a 2016 referendum that started the divorce.

“I believe we have a duty to deliver on the democratic decision of the British people,” May said, warning MPs that the EU would not offer any “alternative deal”.

“A vote against this deal is a vote for uncertainty, division, and the very real threat of a no deal,” she argued to loud jeers from the packed chamber.

“The responsibility of each and every one of us at this moment is profound, for this is a historic decision that will set the future of our country for generations”.

Her appeal fell on deaf ears.

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