Brexit deal’s failure adds to uncertainty in Britain
Parliament will debate a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May today, after lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected her plan to withdraw the country from the European Union. The no-confidence measure is expected to fail, but it doesn’t help a growing sense of political chaos 10 weeks before the country is scheduled to leave the bloc.
The 432-to-202 vote on Tuesday was the biggest defeat in the House of Commons for a prime minister in modern history. Here are the key takeaways.
What’s next: Mrs. May has until Monday to present a backup plan, but European Union officials had said the deal that Parliament rejected was the only one they would accept. We outline the possible outcomes, including a second referendum or a chaotic “no-deal” exit.
News analysis: Much of Mrs. May’s Conservative Party voted against the deal. Her struggle may signal the end of Britain’s “elective dictatorship” and the start of a…