British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

As May appealed to her party in a closed-door meeting Monday night in Parliament, it looked like even getting the margin of defeat below 100 votes would be a significant achievement.

If during that time the current government, or any other alternative government can not win a new vote of confidence, then an early general election would be called. Meanwhile, British lawmakers from all parties are trying to wrest control of the Brexit process from a paralyzed Conservative government, so that lawmakers can direct planning for Britain's departure from the EU.

Bank of England chief Mark Carney told a parliamentary committee that he believed sterling's relative strength reflected "some expectation that the process of resolution would be extended and that the prospect of no deal may have been diminished". While she's not yet publicly contemplating extending the Brexit deadline, May gave a heavy hint that she won't allow the U.K.to fall out of the European Union with no deal.

What was the result of the vote? "If and when this deal is voted down let us not continue to flog this dead horse". According to the BBC and other sources, this was the largest legislative defeat for a sitting government in British history.

But the Pontypridd MP added: "We've been calling on her to sit down with us haven't we, rightly criticising the prime minister for failing to reach out to people". Pro-EU lawmakers saw it as the worst of all worlds while Brexit supporters said it would make Britain a vassal state. May has also promised to consult with senior MPs to discuss the changes required to secure parliamentary support, which will provide the basis for further consultations with the EU.

What has the opposition said?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the no confidence vote after sounding off on May's "catastrophic defeat" on her Brexit deal Tuesday. This vote will occur on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

"The currency is in for another rough night, however, as investors prepare for the no-confidence vote in Theresa May and, dun dun dun, whatever fresh Brexit hell its aftermath brings".

A total of 325 MPs voted against the no-confidence motion, while 306 lawmakers voted in favor of it. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn quickly obliged, saying May's government had lost the confidence of Parliament.

The much-anticipated Brexit deal was supposed to have been voted on by the parliament in December 2018, but the crucial procedure was postponed by Prime Minister Theresa May amid high risks that the long-sought agreement would not stand as it is highly unpopular with many United Kingdom politicians.

Owen Smith spoke after the prime minister offered to meet opposition leaders following the failure of Labour's no confidence vote.

What has the European Union said?

A picture shows Union flags, stickers and banners with slogans as campaign materials at a political rally organised by the pro-Brexit Leave Means Leave group in central London on December 14, 2018.

Jean Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, the EU's main political body, expressed his "regret of the outcome of the vote" on Tuesday evening. They also restated that the Northern Ireland backstop is a temporary and emergency measure, only to be used in the absence of a future trade agreement.

If, as expected, that fails, there was little sign from Corbyn's office that he's about to move to supporting a second referendum.

To date, May has resisted calls for a second referendum. If that proves impossible, then a general election will be held.

Some on the European Union side can barely hide their anger that May has been unable to sell a deal to lawmakers after more than 18 months of negotiation with Brussels.

The U.K.is rapidly running out of time before the March 29 deadline. That would require approval by all 27 member nations. It does, however, raise a series of hard questions for the U.K.in the shadow of that March deadline - chief among them: What happens next? And the bloc's highest court has ruled that it is OK for the U.K.to unilaterally reverse its decision to leave.

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