British legislators defeated UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a representative vote over her Brexit strategy, spoiling her commitment to the leaders of the European Union that she can get the unwanted withdraw deal sanctioned if they approve her allowances. The legislators defeated the government 303-258 on the direct motion seeking them to reassert support for her plan to seek alterations.
While the vote does not push the government to change the method, the numbers will spoil the confidence of the EU leaders which UK Prime minister can win the support of the parliament for a rescripted agreement.
The latest turn in the two-year negotiation for leaving the EU underlines the strong divisions in parliament over how, or even whether, Britain should leave the alliance in its largest political and conversion of trade policy in more than 40 years.
It also escalates the possibility of Britain leaving without a deal, a nightmare scheme for many businesses, but also of Brexit being detained or potentially never occurring at all.
Until the last minute before the votes, ministers and the Chief Whip of UK Prime minister, her imposer in the House of Commons, attempted to convince a group of Brexit supporters recommending a radical break with the EU which leaving without an agreement was still the legal backtrack position.
Some conventional and many opposition legislators accuse the UK Prime Minister of delaying the deal, framing Britain closer to the exit date for attempting to push parliament into a choice between supporting her deal or leaving without an agreement.
The real showdown date for the government looks set to come on 27th Feb, while Theresa May has committed the next round of votes. The legislators asking to pressurize the government to detain Brexit say that will be a moment they make their move.