May faces no-confidence vote after MPs trounce Brexit plan

Jan 16, 2019, 3:13 AM EST
Labor’s bid to unseat British Prime Minister Theresa May might not fructify though.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence in her government after her Brexit plan was defeated by a majority of 230 votes on Tuesday, in what marks the biggest parliamentary loss of the democratic era.

Labor’s bid to unseat the prime minister and trigger a general election might not fructify though as Conservative rebels, who ditched May in trouncing her Brexit plan in the House of Commons, could back the embattled leader in the confidence vote, notes the BBC.

May said she would hold cross-party meeting with senior parliamentarians to figure out a way for building consensus and be back with an alternative Brexit plan once she sees through the no-confidence motion on Wednesday, reports The Guardian.

Leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson said that the crushing defeat for May’s plan is a mandate for her to renegotiate the deal with the E.U., an option apparently not being considered by the prime minister as she approaches the discussions to make her deal more palatable to MPs.