Theresa May's Brexit Deal Rejected
Theresa May's Brexit deal defeated in House of Commons vote by 391 to 242.
The Prime Minister's defeat comes after the Attorney General advises that her deal leaves Britain at risk of being held within the Northern Ireland backstop indefinitely.
May will now hold votes on leaving the EU without a deal or delaying Brexit.
Her support among MPs drains away as speculation grows that Britain is heading for a general election.
The advice led to the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up May's minority government, to oppose the deal, along with large numbers of pro-Brexit Conservative MPs.
General election rumours Reuters The defeat comes as rumours of an imminent general election spread in Westminster.