UK Government Scrapes Through To Win No Confidence Vote Amid Brexit Chaos
Theresa May has managed to hold on to her leadership after her controversial Brexit deal was rejected by UK parliament.
May's government only marginally won the vote with 306 voting against May's government and 325 confirming their confidence in her. The UK government hung onto the leadership by just 19 votes.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled the motion of no-confidence in the government following the house overwhelmingly voting against the draft Brexit deal.
After months of debate May's controversial exit-deal was voted upon by MPs on Tuesday evening local time.
The deal was overwhelmingly defeated, with 432 voting against it and just 202 voting for the deal. This means the vote was defeated by a majority of 230 votes. Of these, 118 votes were from members of May's own party who didn't support her Brexit deal.
The UK is set to leave the European Union on the March 29, 2019. That's just 73 days away.
Prime Minister's spokesperson confirmed before Tuesday's vote the PM would observe the spirit of the EU Withdrawal Act and make a statement to the House Of Commons before 21 January should no exit deal be reached with Brussels.
In light of this defeat, May confirmed she would make the statement by Monday.
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