Theresa May: No agreement, no way forward - and probably no Brexit (prepare for a second referendum)

A demonstration featuring a paper mâché Theresa May head is staged by campaign group Avaaz outside the Houses of Parliament on January 15, 2019 in London, England. Theresa May's Brexit...

Let the games begin. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has faced a flurry of backlash on Twitter after Parliament overwhelmingly voted to reject her final Brexit deal.

A demonstration featuring a paper mâché Theresa May head sailing towards an iceberg is staged by campaign group Avaaz outside the Houses of Parliament on January 15, 2019 in London,...A demonstration featuring a paper mâché Theresa May head sailing towards an iceberg is staged by campaign group Avaaz outside the Houses of Parliament on January 15, 2019 in London,...

Twitter erupted with outbursts from Remainers and Brexiteers last night, as Theresa May's Brexit deal was overwhelmingly defeated by Parliament

Described as the worst parliamentary defeat for a government in recent history (since Ramsey MacDonald's 164 loss in 1924, actually), 432 MPs voted against her deal with 202 voting for it - a majority for the 'nos' of 230, as opponents and supporters of Brexit voted together to deliver this devastating blow. 

The defeat triggered a vote of no confidence from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

If the Leader of the Opposition wins his motion, another general election could be called, or there would be a period of 14 days to form a new government. 

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said Britain is welcome to stay in the EU following last night's defeat. 

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the deal is so bad, he would rather take the risk of pro-Remain MPs hijacking Brexit than support May's Withdrawal Agreement, which he feels is the worse of all outcomes: 

Patrick O'Flynn, a Social Democrat MEP for the East of England, immediately tweeted: 

Remainers like former Labour press secretary, Alastair Campbell, tweeted that her deal is as 'dead as a dodo': 

Pro-Remain Labour MP Chuka Umunna called on Article 50, the mechanism by which a country can legally leave the EU, to be extended: 

With the deal defeated, the Prime Minister has a few options that include laying out a plan for no deal, asking Brussels for concessions, resignation, an election, a second referendum, or extending the Article 50 process. 

May urged MPs to support her deal prior to the vote as she believed that it was the best one the EU could offer, and she insisited that rejection could lead to Brexit being cancelled altogether. 

Pro-Remain Tory MP Dr. Phillip Lee tweeted: 

Tory Brexiteer Owen Paterson tweeted hours before the debate:

The debate on Corbyn's motion will be held at 7pm in the House of Commons Wednesday. 

 

 

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