UK Parliament Votes Down Theresa May's Brexit Deal

Credit: Newsy Studio
Published on March 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:10s
The vote was 391-242 Tuesday.

UK Parliament Votes Down Theresa May's Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal failed in the U.K. Parliament ... again.

The vote was 391-242 Tuesday.

The deal was pretty much the same as the one  Parliament rejected  back in January.

It did have some "legally binding changes" that May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to on Monday.

It included a different approach to the issue of the  Northern Ireland backstop , a policy designed to prevent a hard border with Ireland after Brexit.

May and Juncker's new agreement ensured that the EU cannot trap the U.K. in that backstop.

But the changes weren't enough to sway members of Parliament.

British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said the updated agreement *could still trap the U.K. in the Irish backstop — one of lawmakers' biggest concerns.

Now, Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit — an option that could cause chaos in both the U.K and the EU.

And in a highly controversial vote on Thursday, lawmakers will decide on the possibility of delaying Brexit.

There is still a possibility the U.K. could leave the EU without a deal in place.

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Boris Johnson Vows To Take Britain Out Of The U.K. By Oct 31 00:43
Credit: Wochit News - Published 2 days ago 

Boris Johnson Leads in First Round of Voting for Tory Leadership 01:17
Credit: Wibbitz Studio - Published 3 days ago 

Brexit Supporter Johnson Far Ahead In Contest To Replace British PM 00:32
Credit: Wochit News - Published 3 days ago 

UK Conservative Party election: First round of voting on Thursday 02:50
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO - Published 3 days ago 

Boris Johnson Formally Announces Bid To Succeed May 00:36
Credit: Wochit News - Published 4 days ago 

British Government Defeats Attempt To Prevent No-Deal Brexit 00:53
Credit: Wochit News - Published 4 days ago 

Boris Johnson launches UK Tory leadership campaign 02:55
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO - Published 4 days ago 

UK Government Will Oppose Labour Bid to Seize Parliamentary Time 00:32
Credit: Wochit - Published 4 days ago 

You might like