The BBC reports:
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government, which could trigger a general election. Mrs May said she would make time for a debate on the motion on Wednesday.
Mr Corbyn said the confidence vote would allow the Commons to “give its verdict on the sheer incompetence of this government”. A Democratic Unionist Party source has told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg they will back Mrs May in a confidence vote.
I for one am amazed that a PM who ignored half the country and went for the most extreme Brexit based on unacheivable promises & impossible red lines and who insulted the EU and showed utter contempt for Parliament and lied to the public should have failed to get her deal through
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) January 15, 2019
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker releases statement after crucial Brexit vote in the British House of Commons: 'I urge the United Kingdom to clarify its intentions as soon as possible. Time is almost up.' pic.twitter.com/6zpWYIMD0c
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) January 15, 2019
They don't get it. We voted leave. Democracy Demands Brexit. We won't be the last to vote leave. Their political project is failing. If what he is hinting at is the dismantling of the EU and a return to a Europe of Sovereign Nation States, then we are happy to point that out! https://t.co/kWds1aAEOM
— UKIP (@UKIP) January 15, 2019
The risk of a disorderly withdrawal of the UK has increased with this evening's vote. While we do not want this to happen, we will continue our contingency work to help ensure EU is fully prepared.
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) January 15, 2019
Ready for Brexit! pic.twitter.com/R7O42U7Aj1
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) January 15, 2019