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British Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal for second time

The House of Commons voted against the deal by 391 votes to 242.

Press Trust of India  |  London 

After crushing Parliament defeat, both May and Brexit face uncertain future

on Tuesday rejected Theresa May's deal for a second time, plunging the UK into a state of uncertainty just two weeks ahead of the country's divorce from the

The voted against the deal by 391 votes to 242.

Seventy-five Conservative MPs rebelled against their party's position by rejecting May's deal. Three Labour parliamentarians rebelled against their by voting in favour of the agreement.

There will now be a debate on Wednesday on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal.

In her address to the parliament after the defeat, May said she "profoundly regrets" MPs decision.

May said she is conscious of the "potential damage" leaving the EU without a deal would do and the lawmakers now face "an unenviable choice" of what to do next.

Declaring May's deal as "dead", called on the government to adopt his proposals for a softer

"Their deal, their proposal, the one the prime minister's put is clearly dead," the told parliament.

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 01:25 IST
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