MPs reject the Brexit deal

“The House has spoken. It’s clear that the House does not support this deal”

Theresa May after the Commons defeat

Parliament has rejected the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202, with 118 Conservative MPs voting against the deal.

With only 10 weeks left before the UK leaves the EU, what are the options?

No deal

A no-deal Brexit with the UK leaving the EU without an agreement in place. A majority of MPs do not support this option.

New deal

Return to Brussels to renegotiate a better deal before a second Commons vote. The EU have stated that there is no better deal available.

General election

Jeremy Corbyn has tonight tabled a motion of no confidence in the government, with a vote to be held tomorrow at 7pm.

MPs will be asked to vote on a motion: “That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Government.”

If Theresa May loses the vote, a new government would need to be formed within 14 days or force a general election.

Second Referendum

In order for a second referendum to be a possibility, Article 50 which started the withdrawal process, would have to be extended.

With the UK’s exit from the EU only 10 weeks away there is unlikely to be enough time to hold a referendum before that date.