CBS News reports:
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning May can remain in office. Had the government lost, Britain would have faced an election within weeks while preparing to leave the European Union on March 29.
May faced the vote — and was battling to save her job — after her divorce deal with the European Union was rejected Tuesday by a vote of 432 to 202, a stinging gulf. It was widely expected the deal would be rejected, but the scale of the rout — the biggest defeat for a government in British parliamentary history — was devastating for May’s leadership and her Brexit deal.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 16, 2019
The UK Prime Min. @theresa_may stays in power only because of the 10 votes of a small sectarian party from N. Ireland. The DUP continues to hold her to ransom. If she alienates them in any way they’ll withdraw support & she’ll lose the next vote of no confidence by 1. Realpolitik
— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) January 16, 2019
— TIME (@TIME) January 16, 2019