May’s govt faces no-confidence vote after huge Brexit defeat

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin, unleashing a power struggle over control of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union.

May was battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on winning support for the divorce agreement she has negotiated with the EU over the last two years. Although the Brexit defeat was widely expected, the scale of the rout — 432 votes to 202 — was devastating for May’s leadership and her Brexit deal.

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