Theresa May's government to face no confidence vote, after Brexit defeat

Theresa May's government to face no confidence vote, after Brexit defeat

Labour opposition party Jeremy Corbyn has submitted a motion of asserting that the Conservative government led by PM Theresa May has suffered a "catastrophic defeat" who will now face a vote of "no confidence".

 The vote is due to take place today. On Tuesday, British Parliament had voted against Theresa May's government on the Brexit deal with a 432 to 202 margin after heated debates over weeks. 

 Amid the political row, European Union leader Donald Tusk urged British leaders to rethink their Brexit strategy after parliament rejected the planned withdrawal agreement. 

 "If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?" Tusk tweeted.

 Tusk said European Union member states will remain united in their stance on Brexit, Tusk's spokesman said. 

 "We regret the outcome of the vote and urge the UK government to clarify its intentions with respect to its next steps as soon as possible," the spokesman said, adding, "the EU27 will remain united... and will seek to reduce the damage caused by Brexit."

 The Irish government waded into the Brexit debacle informing that it would intensify preparations for a no-deal Brexit after British MPs overwhelming voted to reject the deal.

 "Regrettably, the outcome of tonight's vote increases the risk of a disorderly Brexit. 

Consequently, the government will continue to intensify preparations for such an outcome," Dublin said in a statement. 

Reacting to the development, German vice-chancellor Olaf Scholz said the defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in Parliament was a "bitter day for Europe". 

 "This is a bitter day for Europe. We are well prepared -- but a hard Brexit would be the least attractive choice, for the EU and GB (Great Britain)," Scholz said. 

 The European Union has set March 29th as the date for Britain to exit the EU with some British lawmakers fearing a "no deal" Brexit would hit the nation's economy and lead to recession and consquent flight of jobs.

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