Theresa May has suffered a substantial parliamentary defeat on a third attempt to pass her Brexit deal through parliament.

Iran Press/Europe: The prime minister had sought approval for her deal on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on what had long been scheduled to be Brexit day.

MPs voted by 286 to 344 against the EU divorce treaty, which if passed would have opened the way to Britain leaving the EU on a revised date of May 22, Reuters reported.

Speaking after the result, Mrs May 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”, May added.

The UK has spent nearly three years trying to negotiate a divorce from the EU, following the June 2016 referendum that resulted in the surprise victory of those in favor of Brexit. 105


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