May faces big vote

World News

January 16, 2019 - 9:30 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote today, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin, unleashing a power struggle over control of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union.

May was battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on winning support for the divorce agreement she has negotiated with the EU over the last two years. Although the Brexit defeat was widely expected, the scale of the rout — 432 votes to 202 — was devastating for May’s leadership.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn responded with a no-confidence motion, saying Parliament should give its verdict “on the sheer incompetence of this government.”

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