Theresa May survives no confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence this week after her Brexit plan was voted down. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn filed the motion immediately on Tuesday night. May got support from her own Conservative Party and the Northern Irish DUP. As a result, May was able to count on 325 votes against 306 members of parliament who voted for her to leave.

There are hectic days ahead for the Prime Minister, because on January 21 there has to be a new proposal. "It will not be an easy task, but the MPs know that they have a duty to act in the national interest, to reach an agreement and get it done," the Prime Minister told the BBC.

May announced that she wants to enter into discussion with the other parties in order to find a solution. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not take part in discussions unless the threat of a no-deal Brexit disappears. May appealed to parliament to put aside self-interest in order to come to an agreement.


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