Prime Minister Theresa May lost her bid to bring the ill-fated Brexit deal through the House of Commons by a huge majority of 230 votes. The tally of 432-202 had 118 Conservatives voting against their own Prime Minister in the most lopsided government loss in history. Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition Labour immediately moved for a no-confidence vote. But despite her electoral drubbing Ms May will retain her post. In order to succeed a no-confidence motion requires a two-thirds majority.
Thumbs down for PM May's Brexit deal
Theresa May’s government faces a battle for survival on Wednesday, although all signs point a no-confidence vote failing to gain enough support amongst MPs. That would switch focus back to the deal, and whether Theresa May will be forced to seek cross-party support for a new direction.
The failure of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in the Commons is now priced into the sterling. I would have hesitated to say that at the beginning of the week. But the news for the Prime Minister has been terrible all week and the pound is at 1.2802 more than a figure above Tuesday's low of 1.2658
Forget about a 2nd referendum or an election saving the day. I make a strong case why no-deal is the most likely outcome Theresa May's "sell the farm" deal went down in flames today. What's Next?