UK Prime Minister Faces Massive Defeat

UNITED KINGDOM

The script unfolded as it was expected. UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal faced a massive defeat in the parliament on, January 15. It was rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for any sitting government ever.

While 432 MPs rejected the deal, it was accepted by only 202. The deal set out terms of the UK’s formal exit from the European Union on March 29.

The crushing defeat Tuesday threw the government and its plan for Brexit into crisis. May’s bid to get the Withdrawal Agreement, struck between London and Brussels, was rejected by 432 votes to 202 – a majority of 230, the biggest defeat ever suffered by a British premier in modern history. Within minutes after the defeat, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party moved a motion of no-confidence against the May government to be held .