The Guardian reports:
Theresa May has suffered a second humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, as MPs rejected the last-minute reassurances she won from the EU27 on Monday, and voted it down by a majority of 149.
With just 17 days to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, MPs ignored the prime minister’s pleas to “get the deal done”, after the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) said it could not support the agreement.
With her voice cracked and fading, the prime minister had earlier pleaded with the House of Commons: “This is the moment and this is the time – time for us to come together, back this motion and get the deal done. Because only then can we can get on with what we need to do, what we were sent here to do.”
#Breaking Following the defeat of her Brexit deal in the second “meaningful vote”, Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons that she will grant a free vote to Conservative MPs in a vote on Wednesday on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal on March 29
— Press Association (@PA) March 12, 2019
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 12, 2019
— UK House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) March 12, 2019
"These are unenviable choices… But they are choices that must now be faced."
Theresa May says MPs must choose between revoking article 50, holding a second referendum, or #Brexit with a different deal.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 12, 2019