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Theresa May’s Brexit deal defeated again in the Commons

12 March 2019

7:23 PM

12 March 2019

7:23 PM

Theresa May’s revised Brexit deal has been voted down decisively by MPs. The Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement was defeated by 391 to 242 votes, a margin of 149 votes. May had said if her ‘improved’ deal did not pass, there was a risk of ‘no Brexit at all’. But while the number of Tory rebels was down on the first meaningful vote, which the Government lost by a margin of 230, it wasn’t enough for the PM’s deal to pass.

May reacted to the defeat by promising a free vote in the Commons tomorrow on whether MPs would back a no-deal Brexit. On Thursday, May said that the Commons would vote on a possible Brexit extension.

Now listen to Katy Balls and James Forsyth’s analysis from the Commons:


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