Monumental defeat for Brexit sparks chaos
- Published on Jan 15, 2019
- Theresa May's Brexit deal has been crushed by a record margin as British lawmakers rejected it by 432 votes to 202.
After eight days of parliamentary debate and 200 speeches, members of the House of Commons ignored the Prime Minister's final pleas and delivered a humiliating verdict on her plan to take Britain out of the European Union.
The result -- the worst parliamentary defeat for a British government in the modern era -- means the Prime Minister now faces a deep political crisis, with no clear path out of the mess.
Speaking moments after May's humiliating defeat, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put forward a motion of no confidence in May's government.
Corbyn said the challenge would allow the Commons to "give its verdict on the sheer incompetence of this Government."
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