Three years after Britain voted to leave the E.U., lawmakers have failed to agree on how to do it.
Last-minute negotiations with the European Union were not enough to secure the support of hardliners in the prime minister’s own Conservative Party.
Last-minute negotiations with E.U. leaders were not enough to secure the support of hard-liners in the prime minister’s Conservative Party — 75 Tories voted against their leader.
The loss raises questions not only about May’s authority but also about how Britain will exit the trading bloc. With just over two weeks before the Brexit deadline, the options are narrowing.
Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union on schedule, on March 29, without a deal — a scenario that could create economic havoc for Britain and, to a lesser degree, Europe.