The New York Times reports:
Britain’s Parliament grabbed control Monday of the government’s efforts to leave the European Union, challenging the country’s political traditions and inflicting on Prime Minister Theresa May a rebuke not suffered by any recent predecessor.
By stepping into the process known as Brexit and trying to define an alternative path, lawmakers could create a constitutional showdown in Britain, where the government normally controls the agenda in Parliament, especially on its most pressing issues.
Parliament passed an amendment giving itself the power to vote on alternatives to the government’s Brexit plan. Its attempt to take control of the process came as Mrs. May prepared for a last-ditch effort to persuade lawmakers to support her withdrawal plan, which has already been rejected twice by huge margins.
Three more ministers resign from the UK government, as Theresa May suffers yet another #Brexit defeat in the House of Commons.
👇 Just how many ministers has Theresa May lost? The answer – a lot! https://t.co/I4iuhJfhDG
— The SNP (@theSNP) March 25, 2019
30 Conservatives voted for MPs to take control on Wednesday and vote for #Brexit alternatives.
— Vicki Young (@BBCVickiYoung) March 25, 2019
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 25, 2019
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 25, 2019