Theresa May to face no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

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"The thing about Theresa May is that nothing seems to faze her", he said.

European Union leaders have said they are willing to negotiate further but have repeatedly said they do not want to reopen the Brexit deal agreed with May.

The prime minister has invited party leaders and other MPs to discuss what needs to be done to reach Parliamentary consensus on any future deal and said the meetings she had held so far had been "constructive".

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after the voting, May said the government has won the confidence of Parliament. "And I intend to do so", May said in the televised interview after the winning the vote of no confidence. Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said she needed to keep the option of a second Brexit referendum on the table.

"We must find solutions that are negotiable and command sufficient support in this House", she added.

Mrs May could justifiably make the confidence vote in her government low on her list of priorities after the DUP said it would back her and made Michael Gove deputise to give the bombastic defence of her premiership.

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"I stand ready to work with any member of this House to deliver Brexit and ensure that this House retains the confidence of the British people". May's plan was rejected by 432 votes to 202, with some 100 conservative MPs joining the opposition in voting it down, in the biggest defeat for a sitting PM in United Kingdom history.

With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Brexit, the United Kingdom is now in the deepest political crisis in half a century as it grapples with how, or even whether, to exit the European project it joined in 1973.

Although the margin of victory in that vote was relatively narrow at just 19 votes, the result itself was no surprise, given that even the most rebellious Conservative lawmakers had said they could back the Prime Minister rather than allow opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to take over.

May can not command a majority in the Commons without Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), but, ever since she pushed ahead with a widely unpopular and problematic Brexit deal agreed with Brussels in November, she also can not count on the automatic support of her own lawmakers who, outside of confidence votes in their own government, are still in rebellious mood.

Sterling was trading just off two-month highs against the euro after May won the confidence vote, with many investors believing the prospect of a no-deal exit had receded as parliament hardened its stance against it.

May, 62, has spent two years negotiating the divorce plan aimed at bringing about an orderly Brexit and setting up a 21- month transition period to negotiate a free-trade deal with Brussels. Pro-Brexit lawmakers say the deal will leave Britain bound indefinitely to European Union rules, while pro-EU politicians favour an even closer economic relationship with the bloc. As you know, the document was supported by only 202 deputies voted against 432, including more than 100 MPs chaired by the Mei from the Conservative party.

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