MPs Reject Government’s Brexit Deal for Third Time

MPs have today rejected the Government’s proposed Brexit deal for the third time, by a majority of 58. 34 Conservative MPs voted against the Government and only 5 Labour MPs voted in support of it, meaning that the country’s Brexit strategy is now unclear.

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said:

“The implications of the House’s decision are grave. The legal default now is that the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 12 April.In just 14 days’ time. This is not enough time to agree, legislate for and ratify a deal, and yet the House has been clear it will not permit leaving without a deal.”