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Brexit – what happens now?

Late on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May lost an MPs’ vote on her Brexit deal by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.

The defeat was not unexpected – but it is what comes now that is becoming unpredictable.

MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject Mrs May’s Treaty and Declaration on Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. While the opposition parties might have been expected to oppose the deal, many pro-Brexit MPs in Mrs May’s own party felt her Treaty, which set out the terms of the departure left the UK too close to the EU. At the same time most pro-Remain Conservatives and all the opposition parties felt the Declaration, which holds out plans for the future, was far too vague.

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Has Brexit been agreed?

EU leaders have formally backed Mrs May’s Brexit withdrawal proposals, but will the UK be as keen?
Theresa May’s Brexit deal was given approval in Brussels last Sunday. Leaders of the remaining 27 EU nations quickly nodded through two documents that were almost two years in the making – the Withdrawal Agreement and a Political Declaration about the future relationship between the EU and the UK.

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