Theresa May fails in key Brexit vote

Theresa May fails in key Brexit vote

January 15, 2019

Muscat: British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed in her vote to get Parliament to agree on passing through her process for Britain to get out of the European Union, which means there is still plenty of work to be done before her fast-approaching deadline of March 2019, which is when Brexit officially begins.

The vote was heavily voted against, with 432 MPs from the House of Commons voting ‘no’, with just 202 MPs voting in favour of Theresa May’s Brexit Bill.

The United Kingdom is the first nation to trigger Article 50. Brexit – the planned exit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – is expected to take place in March 2019, roughly two months after this Meaningful Vote.

Often titled ‘The Meaningful Vote’, it was the common name given to Section 13 of the UK’s European Union Withdrawal Act of 2018, aimed at allowing the British Government to agree on Theresa May’s current deal on exiting the European Union under Article 50, which covers the right of EU nations to withdraw from the union, after which it ceases to be a member of the EU.


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