Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Brexit Deal Voted Down

Prime Minister Theresa May has just suffered the worst parliamentary defeat of any British government in modern political history. Her Brexit deal with the EU was voted down by a margin of 230 in the House of Commons. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately tabled a motion of no confidence in the government.

I am not aware of any government that upon sustaining a loss on their signature policy legislation in the Commons did not immediately resign and call for a general election.


1 comment:

123 said...

Voting for Brexit was a culmination of a decades-long process in the UK (just England, really) similar to what led to Americans voting for Trump. It's worse than we think, and blame is not evenly shared.