The defeat is symbolic rather than binding, but shows how weak the British PM’s hand is.
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.
However, May is a weakened leader who has lost the support of a big chunk of her party over Brexit.
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.
The hard-won agreement has infuriated pro-Brexit members of her divided party.
British PM under fire from critics inside her own party over her handling of Brexit.
He was sharply critical of British PM Theresa May in parliament. The comments followed the politician’s resignation from May’s government.