Prime Minister Theresa May will today face a confidence vote after members of parliament overwhelmingly rejected her deal to leave the European Union, leaving Britain with no plan as it hurtles towards Brexit on the twenty-ninth of March.
May suffered the largest government defeat in modern British history on Tuesday night when the House of Commons rejected by four hundred and thirty-two to two hundred and two the withdrawal agreement she struck with Brussels late last year.
The European Union immediately warned that the vote raises the risk of a hugely disruptive “no deal” Brexit where Britain could sever ties with its biggest trading partner overnight. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged London to “clarify its intentions as soon as possible”, warning: “Time is almost up.”
May struck a conciliatory tone after the vote, promising cross-party talks to try and salvage a workable Brexit deal before returning with a new plan next Monday. She expects to win the confidence vote scheduled for tonight.