Buenos Aires Times

world BREXIT DEAL

May walks the tightrope after epic failure over Brexit vote

May won a narrow victory, 325 votes to 306 votes, on an opposition motion seeking to topple her government and trigger a general election.

Saturday 19 January, 2019
Theresa May.
Theresa May. Foto:PABLO TEMES

More Sports News

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament this week, as she saw more of her power ebb away amid the battle to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal. Her office confirmed she will be skipping next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, as the Brexit process remains gridlocked 10 weeks before the country is expected to leave the European Union.

May won a narrow victory, 325 votes to 306 votes, on an opposition motion seeking to topple her government and trigger a general election.

After defeating the no-confidence motion, May said she would hold talks “in a constructive spirit” with leaders of opposition parties and other lawmakers in a bid to find a way forward for Britain’s EU exit.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn responded with the no-confidence motion, and urged the government to “do the right thing and resign.”

Legislators ripped up May’s Brexit blueprint by rejecting the divorce agreement she has negotiated with the EU over the last two years in what is the biggest government defeat in British parliamentary history. At 432 votes to 202, the vote was devastating for May’s leadership and her Brexit deal.

May’s determination — or, as her foes see it, her inflexibility — might not be an asset in a situation calling for a change of course. The prime minister has until Monday to come up with a new Brexit plan.

Op-Ed

Top Stories

  1. 1Dollar jumps close to 45 pesos, country risk soars above 900 pointsDollar jumps close to 45 pesos, country risk soars above 900 points
  2. 2Argentina's debt market pummelled as election stokes default fears
  3. 3One million species risk extinction due to humans, says draft UN report
  4. 4Police investigating death of media personality Natacha Jaitt
  5. 5OECD: Argentina's economy will shrink in 2019, but less than expected
  6. 6Journalism in Venezuela: the challenges, dangers of reporting
  7. 7Vidal introduces economic relief measures in Buenos Aires Province
  8. 8Leandro Báez testifies, provides rare insight into father Lázaro Báez's dealings with Kirchners
  9. 9China pays tributes as Argentine footballing pioneer Darío Conca retires
  10. 10Leonardo Fariña denies ex-lawyer's claim AFI spy agency influenced his testimony