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May’s Brexit plan suffers historic defeat

Joe Mont | January 15, 2019

With one of the most devastating losses in the history of British politics—a 432-to-202 vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday—Prime Minister Theresa May was handed a rebuke of her proposed Brexit framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

The vote, which comes as the clock continues ticking toward a March deadline for a voter-decreed EU separation, has triggered yet another no-confidence vote that could force May from office.

“Theresa May has reached the end of the line,” was the blunt assessment of Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“In the last two years she has only had one priority, the Conservative party,” Corbyn said as the votes were tallied. “Her governing principle of delay and denial has reached the end of the line. She cannot seriously believe that after two years of failure she is capable of negotiating a good deal for the people of this country.”

Reactions to the vote illustrate both political...

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