The British Parliament has been voting on Theresa May’s final, final Brexit deal. Labour voted against, as did the Tory’s coalition partner, the DUP. The ERG group of Tory Hard Brexiteers also turned their backs on their own party.
The result is in: Theresa May’s deal has been defeated again by 391 votes to 242, a majority of 149. This is the fourth worst defeat in a century for a Government sponsored bill.
Tomorrow, there will be a further vote, this time on leaving Europe without a deal. It will be a free vote for Tory MPs, the equivalent of a conscience vote here in NZ.
Jeremy Corbyn says the House should instead support a proposal that can be successfully negotiated and that plan has been put forward by Labour.
Corbyn says the only alternative now is a general election.