May's Brexit deal defeated by 149 votes (Live replay)




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Streamed live on Mar 12, 2019

BRITAIN was tonight plunged into chaos once again as MPs voted to kill off Theresa May's Brexit deal by 391 votes to 242.

Now 993 days after the referendum, and with just 17 days before Brexit, Brits are still in the dark about when or if we will ever leave the EU.

Furious MPs blasted the uncertainty - saying the "wretched soap opera of Brexit continues" as the country heads "back to square one".

Parliament has repeatedly voted against Mrs May's strategy for leaving the EU on March 29.

But without a clear alternative on the table, the latest defeat opens the door to a range of wildly different outcomes - from a cliff-edge No Deal to a second referendum which could cancel Brexit entirely.

Tomorrow MPs will vote on whether Britain should quit the EU without a deal in 17 days' time.

But they are expected to oppose the idea - and will instead back a delay to Brexit in a further vote likely to take place on Thursday.

Tory MP Bob Seely, who voted for the deal, warned that tonight's result would "prolong the Brexit purgatory" and "grab defeat from the jaws of victory".

He added: "This entire episode is becoming a shambles that reflects appallingly on this current House of Commons. There are now no good options."

And Lib Dem Layla Moran, a backer of the pro-EU Best for Britain group, told The Sun: "The Prime Minister has failed the country. Three years on and we're back to square one. It's humiliating."

She said Mrs May should "hang her head in shame" and called for an immediate delay to the Article 50 process...

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