‘A complete humiliation’, a ‘crushing defeat’ and Brextinction: Global media reacts to Brexit vote

the worst political defeat in parliamentary history

Any other (normal) Prime Minister would have felt ashamed and tendered their resignation

  • Following the resounding defeat of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the U.K. Parliament last night, the global media are giving their reactions to the vote – and they’re not holding back.
  • May’s deal was roundly rejected by British members of Parliament (MP) with 432 MPs voting against it and 202 approving it, marking the worst political defeats in parliamentary history.
  • The leader of the opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, tabled a motion of no-confidence in May’s government following the vote.
  • The U.K. government now has three working days to map out a new plan of action.
Copies of the Evening Standard, London's daily free newspaper showing Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May are handed out in Westminster in central London on December 12, 2018.

Copies of the Evening Standard, London’s daily free newspaper showing Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May are handed out in Westminster in central London on December 12, 2018.

Following the resounding defeat of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the U.K. Parliament last night, the global media are giving their reactions to the vote – and they’re not holding back.

May’s deal was roundly rejected by British members of Parliament (MP) with 432 MPs voting against it and 202 approving it, marking the worst political defeats in parliamentary history. The leader of the opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, tabled a motion of no-confidence in May’s government following the vote on the contentious “Withdrawal Agreement”, essentially it’s blueprint for leaving the European Union.

The U.K. government now has three working days to map out a new plan of action.

The vote, and the 230-vote loss, was covered in extensive detail by both U.K. and international media. For the British media, Tuesday’s vote that gave Parliament a say on May’s Brexit agreement with the EU was the climax of months of reporting on the intricacies of withdrawal negotiations with the EU and the warring ‘Remainer’ and ‘Brexiteer’ factions in Britiish politics.

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