Published: Thu, January 17, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

WATCH British MPs Hold Final Debate and Vote on Brexit Deal

WATCH British MPs Hold Final Debate and Vote on Brexit Deal

MPs announce the result of a vote on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in the House of Commons.

The defeat was widely expected, but the scale of the House of Commons' vote - 432 votes against the government and 202 in support - was devastating for May's fragile leadership.

It easily beats the previous record of 166 votes, which was set nearly 100 years ago on October 8 1924, and which saw the minority Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald defeated by 364 to 198.

It is the default option if the British parliament votes against the deal and there are no other solutions before March 29.

Demonstrators have been out on the streets in London trying to make their case ahead of today's much-anticipated Brexit vote in Parliament.

This amendment wpuld have given the United Kingdom the right to terminate the Northern Ireland backstop without the EU's approval. I think we all now know more, I understand more and actually Theresa May's deal only settles a minute proportion of the issues that have got to be addressed.

The main opposition Labour Party says it will try to trigger an election by calling a no-confidence vote in the whole government.

But there was little doubt in Westminster that Mrs May would hang on - and was likely to survive a motion of no-confidence tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

An anti-Brexit demonstrator starts the day outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, January 15, 2019.

"The government will work hard at taking Parliament with us".

"Another public vote or a general election will not fix this and to leave without an agreement is potentially very dark and risky territory".

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Mr Corbyn said it was a "catastrophic defeat" for the government.

In a sign of the widespread opposition, Parliament's unelected upper chamber, the House of Lords, voted by 321 to 152 late Monday in favor of a motion saying May's deal would damage Britain's economic prosperity, internal security and global influence, while also rejecting the idea of leaving the European Union without a deal. But she has vowed to carry on, and there is no way her Conservative Party can evict her as leader - after a failed no-confidence vote in May's leadership by Conservative MPs in December, she is safe from another challenge for a year. The only way forward for the country is through a People's Vote where people have the right to choose to stay in the EU.

'The responsibility of each and every one of us at this moment is profound, for this is a historic decision that will set the future of our country for generations'. But the vote will fail unless some members of the governing Conservatives or the government's allies from the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland rebel and side with the opposition.

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall to call for a final say on the Government's Brexit plan, just hours before a crunch vote by MPs.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said Brexit had become a "national humiliation" and also called for Corbyn to back a People's Vote.

Heavily pregnant Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, who postponed her planned Caesarean in order to vote, attended the Commons in a wheelchair.

A spokesman for Mrs May said the prime minister would "respond quickly to the result" of the vote.

"British businesses desperately need certainty about the UK's future trading relationship with the European Union and will be severely disadvantaged by a no deal".

The agreement, which maintains close economic ties with the European Union, has angered opposing sides of the debate from pro-EU lawmakers, who see it as the worst of all worlds, to Brexit supporters who say it will make Britain a vassal state.

The vote was originally meant to take place in December, but as it became increasingly clear that members of parliament were opposed to the deal, May delayed the vote.

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