Many lawmakers think a “soft Brexit” that kept Britain in the EU’s single market or customs union is the only plan capable of winning a majority in Parliament.
Britain’s PM is caught between the rock of her own negotiating red lines and the hard place of a Parliament that wants to force a radical change of course.
The House of Commons’ 432-202 vote against May’s plan was widely expected.
“We are leaving the EU on the 29th of March this year, because that’s what Article 50 says, that’s what Parliament voted for, and that’s now what domestic British legislation says as well,” British minister Martin Callanan said.
However, May is a weakened leader who has lost the support of a big chunk of her party over Brexit.
The main sticking point since the Brexit talks began is how to keep goods flowing seamlessly between EU member Ireland and the U.K’s Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc.
Global growth was already slated to slip to 3.5% next year from 3.7%.
Parliament is due to vote Dec. 11 on the divorce deal.
A group of Scottish legislators wants to know whether the U.K. can pull out of the withdrawal procedure on its own.
The 26-page draft declaration was agreed upon at a technical level by negotiators and endorsed Thursday by the European Commission.
Draft agreement has triggered an avalanche of criticism in Britain and left the prime minister fighting to keep her job.
The hard-won agreement has infuriated pro-Brexit members of her divided party.
Britain wants to seal a deal this fall, so that Parliament has time to vote on it before the UK leaves the bloc on March 29.
The U.K. automaker’s first plant in continental Europe will produce 150,000 cars a year.
EY found only 46% of executives are planning a takeover in the next 12 months.