The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

Meanwhile, a margin of less than 60 would leave some room for hope, several European Union officials said last week, and the bloc may look at fresh ways of making the agreement more palatable to get it across the line. The Conservatives already lost their previous majority in the 2017 election, and only remained in power after forging a governing coalition with the Democratic Unionists, a right-wing Protestant party in Northern Ireland. The agreement gave Britain and the European Union until 2022 to reach a new permanent trade deal and stated the "backstop" would come into effect only if they failed to do so.

It seems likely that May will survive the confidence vote.

Why did MPs reject Theresa May's deal? This action set 29 March as the date of departure.

Financial markets will also be watching the result closely, with several currency trading companies roping in extra staff for the vote and at least one putting a cap on trades to avoid excessive currency movements.

"Seventy-two Tory MPs have publicly opposed the Brexit deal, according to a count by ConservativeHome, a news site". The final tally of 432-202 gave her government the largest parliamentary defeat since World War I. Game over. The prime minister would be gone and the government would probably fall immediately.

LTO Nederland, representing Dutch farmers and agricultural producers who export goods worth more than 8 billion euros ($9 billion) a year, said unhindered trade was crucial and called on the Dutch government to offer practical solutions.

There is little that Parliament agrees on, except that it wishes to avoid a no-deal Brexit - which is what it's now on course for.

What has the opposition said?

After the vote, May challenged the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, to put forward a motion of no-confidence in the government. This vote will occur on Wednesday, Jan. 16. British voters will be even more defiant in a second poll and will vote to quit the European Union by a bigger majority.

In the vote, 325 lawmakers said they had confidence in May's government, while 306 voted that they did not.


May is expected to win. Last night, she confirmed she would speak to her Conservative colleagues as well as Labour MPs to attempt to find a Brexit deal that could get through parliament.

UK Labour and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no-confidence vote on Wednesday after MPs voted down PM May's Brexit deal on Tuesday in what is considered the biggest political defeat in British history, by a margin of 230 votes. Mrs.

European Council President Donald Tusk highlighted the quagmire the United Kingdom had sunk into, and hinted that the best solution might be for Britain not to leave.

He warned that a transition period is essential because a no-deal Brexit would be damaging. 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.

Companies warned of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if there was a no-deal Brexit that would see trade with the European Union switch to World Trade Organization rules, which many argue could disrupt supply chains relying on friction-free trade.

Will there be a second referendum? Meanwhile, some MPs will push for a second referendum, even though there is little appetite for one.

But May said a general election was "simply not in the national interest". Now, they said, May could stop pretending that her deal had a chance of passing and move to discussing more realistic options.

The U.K.is rapidly running out of time before the March 29 deadline. But the Commission stated that the United Kingdom has not requested to extend Article 50 to date.

I'm not convinced that a general election would significantly change the composition of the house, and of course it doesn't change, whatever the outcome, it doesn't change the choices that lie before us all.

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