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UK Parliament Rejects Theresa May’s Brexit Deal for a Third Time

UK PM Theresa May has said she will step down once Brexit is delivered.  

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UK MPs vote for the second time on a deal to exit the EU.
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Britain’s government rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Friday, 29 March, for a third time. The House of Commons voted 286-344 against the withdrawal agreement struck between May and the EU.

It follows defeats by even wider margins in January and March, and leaves the government's blueprint for exiting the bloc in tatters.

Earlier on Wednesday, May told Conservative Party lawmakers that she will quit if the deal is passed.

8:22 PM , 29 Mar

UK Parliament Rejects Theresa May’s Brexit Deal for a Third Time

Britain’s government rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Friday, 29 March, for a third time. The House of Commons voted 286-344 against the withdrawal agreement struck between May and the EU.

It follows defeats by even wider margins in January and March, and leaves the government's blueprint for exiting the bloc in tatters.

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8:40 PM , 28 Mar

UK Govt Plans Third Brexit Deal Vote on Friday

Britain's government said it intended to hold a third parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Friday but was awaiting the go-ahead from House of Commons speaker.

“We recognise that any motion brought forward tomorrow will need to be compliant with the speaker's ruling and that discussion is ongoing,” Andrea Leadsom, who represents the government in parliament, told MPs.

“A motion will be tabled just as soon as possible and obviously by later today,” Leadsom said Thursday.

3:59 AM , 28 Mar

No Brexit alternative Gets Parliament Majority

British lawmakers have voted on eight different possible Brexit options, but none received the majority support that would clarify the UK's course, news agency AP reported.

Parliament is trying to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's twice-rejected EU divorce deal. The strongest support was for a plan to stay in a customs union with the bloc after Brexit, which was defeated by eight votes: 272-264.

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12:03 AM , 28 Mar

Theresa May to Resign Before Next Phase of Brexit Negotiations

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has told Conservative Party lawmakers that she will quit once the country has left the European Union but she didn't set a date, reported news agency Associated Press.

Conservative lawmaker James Cartlidge told reporters as he left the 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers that May told the gathering "she would not remain in post for the next phase of the negotiations."


Published: 12 Mar 2019, 5:28 PM IST
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