Brexit chaos: UK MPs reject Theresa May’s deal AGAIN

Brexit chaos: UK MPs reject Theresa May’s deal AGAIN

"If the deal is defeated tonight it is impossible to imagine that the prime minister would allow this to drift into next week, when Oliver Letwin will table a bill for the House of Commons to take over the negotiating process".

"Theresa May's bad deal has been thumped down, yet again, by another huge majority and it came as a surprise to no one", he said.

"I've always supported the Prime Minister in her attempts to have a close partnership deal with Europe and she continues to have my support", he told Sky News.

MPs voted by 391 to 242 against the deal, despite the Prime Minister's assurance that new agreements reached with Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg would ensure the United Kingdom can not be trapped in the controversial backstop arrangement indefinitely. He also said it was now "time for a general election". He called for no deal to be taken off the table, and says the Labour Party's proposal is the suitable alternative.

The EU has said it would need "a credible justification" before agreeing to any extension.

Theresa May suffered a crushing defeat in the House of Commons yesterday.

All of Sheffield's MPs - Louise Haigh, Sheffield Heeley; Paul Blomfield, Sheffield Central; Jared O'Mara, Sheffield Hallam; Clive Betts, Sheffield South East; Gill Furniss, Brightside and Hillsborough and Angela Smith; Penistone and Stocksbridge, who quit the Labour party last month to join the Independent Group, voted against the deal.

What isn't clear is how the prime minister actually intends to dig herself out of this terrible political hole.

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SNP MPs have reiterated calls for a second referendum, saying that the time has come for May to accept that a new referendum is necessary.

Mr Corbyn argued Mrs May has failed, no longer has the ability to lead, and must change her approach.

Some of them believe it's time now to go hell-for-leather to leave without an overarching deal but move to make as much preparation as possible, and fast.

She will tell MPs whether she will vote for no deal or not when she opens Wednesday's debate.

Other ministers believe genuinely, still with around two weeks to go, and an European Union summit next week, there is still time to try to manoeuvre her deal through - somehow.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a general election to be held so the public can decide if they want him to implement his own Brexit plan, which would keep the United Kingdom in a customs union with the EU.

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier told the European Parliament it was the responsibility of London to suggest a way forward.

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