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Theresa May suffers another humiliating Commons defeat

by LLB Reporter
15th Feb 19 8:12 am

Theresa May suffered another humiliating defeat last night in the Commons, as MPs voted against her Brexit plans, MPs voted by 303 to 258 against the motion endorsing the governments approach.

The pro-Brexit Tory European Research Group (ERG) had taken a “collective decision” to abstain causing the defeat. Furious members said by supporting the motion amounts to an endorsement to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

The motion was worded to call on MPs to reiterate support of earlier votes from 29 January.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said, “The Government cannot keep on ignoring Parliament and ploughing on towards March 29 without a coherent plan.

“She cannot keep on just running down the clock and hoping that something will turn up that will save her day and save her face.”

James Cleverly, Conservative deputy chairman told the BBC News, “What we learned from the vote this evening is not very much. The more significant vote was the vote we had last month.

“The Prime Minister, I know, will continue to negotiate with the EU to try and get some changes that can get through the House so we can leave on March 29 in good order.”

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