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May loses another Brexit vote; EU calls ‘no-deal’ split ‘likely’

Joe Mont | March 29, 2019

The third time was not a charm for British Prime Minister Theresa May. Her version of a Brexit deal, once again put before parliament, was rebuked by a 344-286 vote in the House of Commons on Friday.

The balloting, in large part, was needed to secure an extension of Article 50 to 22 May, rather than the United Kingdom having to exit the European Union on 12 April. The vote was called on the date Brexit was originally scheduled to take place. The U.K.’s Labour Party, critics of May throughout the contentious process of separating from the European Union, summed up the tally thusly: “A government in chaos; a country in crisis; another defeat for Theresa May.” 

Prior to the vote, May—who promised to resign if her plan was approved, letting her successor guide future implementation details—made one last pitch. 

“Today should have been the day that the United Kingdom left...

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