Brexit deal rejected by 432 MP’s, making it a historic defeat in Commons
At 19:00 on the 15th of January 2019 a vote was held to confirm whether or not the UK government backed the prime minister’s chequers deal, as widely forecasted the deal was rejected by MP’s. This was a record defeat in commons history with 202 MP’s supporting the deal, and 432 MP’s standing firmly opposed, the idea behind the Prime Minister’s deal was to try and unite both Remainers and Leavers, it succeeded in this endeavour but in an adverse way, as it benefited absolutely no one. With a landslide rejection Mr Corbyn has called for a government confidence vote, Mrs May won the party confidence vote in late 2018 in the promise that she would not stand again for election in the coming term, although in a situation such as this one many would’ve resigned as Prime Minister. The DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) has guaranteed May their vote, but if the government proves to have no confidence in Mrs May a general election will be held.
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- By Lewis James McPartlin