Brexit vote: May headed for a humiliating defeat

Jan 15, 2019, 4:36 AM EST
The margin of loss would dictated British PM Theresa May's response.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a decisive defeat over her Brexit plan in the House of Commons as a majority of MPs look set to vote down her proposals on Tuesday, an outcome that will sink the U.K. in deeper chaos over its withdrawal from the European Union.

Despite an inevitable loss, with more than 200 MPs likely to vote against May’s Brexit plan, the cabinet remains clueless about the future course of action at the Downing Street, notes The Guardian.

A fragmented cabinet isn’t easing the prime minister’s woes either, with Leavers pushing May to try extracting more concessions from Brussels while “Remainers” are chasing a compromise with Labor.

The margin of May’s defeat will dictate her response writes Reuters. May could look forward to another round of talks with Brussels to salvage her Brexit deal if the scale of her loss is modest, but a “humiliating” result could force her to delay Britain’s scheduled departure from the E.U. on March 29.