By: Peter Rodwell, UK Customs and Compliance Manager
January 18, 2019
On Tuesday 15th January 2019, the UK Parliament voted on whether to accept the government’s Withdrawal Agreement. It was widely expected that it would be rejected by a margin of around 100 votes, however, the loss was actually much more severe with a rejection by 230 votes.
Following the defeat, the opposition called for a vote of No Confidence which was held on Wednesday 16th January 2019. The government won the vote by 325 to 306.
Theresa May spoke in the House of Commons following the defeat of the No Confidence vote and pledged to engage all senior political MPs from both sides of the house in order to understand the consensus of opinion and what an acceptable deal might look like.
Labour have refused to engage unless No Deal is completely taken off the table, however, this is unlikely to happen given that No Deal is the default position should nothing be agreed.
The government has until Monday 21st January 2019 to outline the plan to Parliament.
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