British Prime Minister Theresa May has faced a defeat on Tuesday, after parliament chose to vote no-Brexit deal, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly Britain exit from the European Union (EU).
According to Fox News reports, May’s Brexit agreement was voted down by 432-202, the biggest defeat in the history of the House of Commons. March 29, the date is set for Britain to leave the EU and to exit the European project that it has joined in 1973.
After the results were out, May told parliament: “It is clear that the House does not support this deal, but tonight’s vote tells us nothing about what it does support.”
She further said: “… nothing about how – or even if – it intends to honor the decision the British people took in a referendum parliament decided to hold.”
Having more than 100 of conservative lawmakers under May, both supporters of EU membership and Brexit backers joined a force and vote down her proposed Brexit deal.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “The risk of a disorderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom has increased with this evening’s vote.”
The leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn told the Commons after the voting, “Her governing principle of delay and denial has reached the end of the line.”
Corbyn said: “She cannot seriously believe that after two years of failure she is capable of negotiating a good deal for the people of this country. The most important issue facing us is that the government has lost the confidence of this House and this country.”