British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to take the nation out of the European Union, an outcome that could delay or derail Brexit and threatens May’s leadership.
May lost by 230 votes, one of the largest parliamentary defeats inflicted on a British government in nearly 100 years. In a short statement after the vote, May said Parliament should hold a confidence vote in her leadership, pre-empting an expected move by opposition parties to seek her ouster in the event of a large defeat.
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