Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal has been defeated in the Commons this afternoon by a margin of fifty eight votes.
Despite previous opponents such as Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees Mogg supporting the deal, a combination of Tory hard Brexiteers and the DUP managed to defeat the proposal.
The European Commission has announced an emergency meeting in the 10th April just two days before under the current timetable, the country will leave with no deal.
May told the House immediately after the vote that “the implications of the house’s decision are grave,” and added: “I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this house.”
She said MPs would debate alternatives to the political declaration next week,adding
“This government will continue to press for the orderly Brexit that the result of the referendum demands,”
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said
Does she now finally accept that the House does not support the deal? Because she seemed to indicate just now that she’s going to return to this issue again.
“On Monday this House has the chance, and I say to all members, the responsibility to find a majority for a better deal for all the people of this country.
“The House has been clear, this deal now has to change. There has to be an alternative found. And if the Prime Minister can’t accept that then she must go, not at an indeterminate date in the future but now.
“So that we can decide the future of this country through a General Election.”