May faces defeat in historic Brexit vote in Parliament

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London, Jan 15 : British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in parliament on Tuesday over the hard-reached Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union, leaving the world’s fifth biggest economy in uncertainity.Vote is set to be held after a cabinet meeting Tuesday.

The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March.

Jeremy Corbyn has told Labour MPs he will table a motion of no confidence in the government “soon” after a defeat, in the hope of triggering a general election.

May has struggled to convince Parliament and Britain that the divorce deal she negotiated with Brussels is the best way forward. But she hasn’t made the sale.
According to various media reports, the bill could be voted down, meaning that May will have until next week to present a plan B.

Britain is still bitterly divided over what should happen next and the only suspense over the vote is the scale of May’s defeat. The British leader’s last-minute appeals to MPs appear to have fallen on deaf ears .
“When the history books are written, people will look at the decision of this house… and ask: did we deliver on the country’s vote to leave the European Union,” May asked MPs on the eve of the vote, expected from around 1900 GMT.

EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has pulled out of an event in Strasbourg tomorrow over fears of a crushing Brexit defeat.

The UK Liberal Democrats will support a possible no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government if the motion is proposed by the opposition Labour Party, Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable said on Tuesday, the day the UK parliament is voting on the draft Brexit deal.

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