Pound rockets as parliament rejects a no-deal Brexit

Pound rockets as parliament rejects a no-deal Brexit

After two-and-a-half years of negotiations and two failed attempts to pass a Brexit deal proposed by May, the vote against a no-deal exit still leaves undecided how, when and on what terms Britain will leave the club it joined in 1973.

Which means I can see no route to victory for her in the meaningful vote tonight - which I would expect her to lose by another significant margin.

Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat in the House of Commons yesterday.

In a surprise result, MPs voted in favour of an amendment to Theresa May's motion that changed it to reject a no-deal Brexit at any time and under any circumstances.

Mrs May said all Conservative MPs would be allowed a free vote on the no-deal Brexit and aides said that she would personally vote against the possibility of crashing out without an agreement.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the stakes were increasingly high, ahead of a vote by British lawmakers on the deal on Tuesday. "Or risk no deal, or no Brexit".

The Chancellor is also expected to set out how the Government will respond to a no-deal Brexit when he delivers the Spring Statement tomorrow.

But MPs rejected it in January by a massive 432 votes to 202, with many of May's Conservatives rebelling against her.

Tabled by the Scottish National Party's Angus MacNeil and backed by europhile MPs including Tory grandee Kenneth Clarke, Labour's Keith Vaz and Plaid Cymru's Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts, this amendment calls on the Government to halt Brexit by revoking its notice of intention to leave under Article 50 of the European Union treaties.

"The Prime Minister is threatening us all with the danger of No Deal, knowing full well the damage it will do to the British economy", Mr Corbyn said.

But British media has reported that the Prime Minister has not discussed resignation with her Cabinet yet.

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May's initial deal with Brussels on unwinding Britain's European Union membership suffered an overwhelming defeat at the hands of MPs in January, with anti-Brexit MPs and hardliners forming an unlikely alliance. Many fear Brexit will divide the West as it grapples with both the unconventional U.S. presidency of Donald Trump and growing assertiveness from Russian Federation and China, leaving Britain economically weaker and with its security capabilities depleted.

If lawmakers give leaving the European Union without an agreement a thumbs down, they have one choice left: seeking more time.

As May defended her deal with a hoarse voice at the Parliamentary dispatch box before the vote, she was heckled from the benches by calls of "nothing has changed" - a reference to a comment she herself had made after the disastrous 2017 election, which she had called intending to increase her authority going into Brexit negotiations, but in which her party instead lost its majority.

Barclay said it is time for MPs to decide what they "are for" after the House of Commons rejected the revised deal by 391 to 242 votes.

"I believe we have a good deal", May said.

Hopes of a deal rose overnight after a last-ditch mission to Strasbourg by Mrs May to secure concessions that she hoped would avert a second heavy defeat in two months.

London (CNN)Brexit is due to happen on March 29, and the United Kingdom is sprinting to that finish line with absolutely no idea of what will happen.

"Why would we extend these discussions?", he told members of the European Parliament.

If the no-deal option is rejected, there could be a third vote on Thursday on whether Brexit needs to be delayed in order to secure a new deal.

Pro-EU lawmakers are pushing for a second referendum on Brexit.

However, the default position, if nothing else is agreed, remains that Britain will exit with no deal on March 29, a scenario business leaders warn would bring chaos to markets and supply chains and other critics say could cause shortages of food and medicines.

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