LONDON — The British parliament on Tuesday voted to overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal, further complicating the country’s historic exit from the European Union (EU), Xinhua news agency reported.
MPs voted 202 to 432 against the deal reached between the British government and the EU after a five-day debate.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has three sitting days to return to parliament with a “Plan B”. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a motion of no confidence in the government following the defeat. The motion will be debated in the House of Commons Wednesday.
In a last minute plea ahead of the vote Prime Minister May said the vote any politician will ever make in their political careers.
She said the decision will define Britain for decades to come.