British MPs in the House of Commons have rejected the European Union withdrawal deal.
It was the worst British parliamentary defeat since 1924, gowing down by 432 votes to 202.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence in the government. It will be debated tomorrow NZT.
Here are the latest news and what pundits are saying about the developments.
Extraordinary. Humiliating. Unprecedented. A majority of 230 against PM’s Brexit deal. Twice as many MPs vote no as vote yes— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) January 15, 2019
"Jeremy Corbyn's been holding back from doing this because he doesn't think he can win it."— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) January 15, 2019
Political Editor Gary Gibbon explains what Jeremy Corbyn's no confidence moion in the government means - and what the consequences might be for Brexit and the Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/elheMuKynT
A revealing thing about Brexit is the way some of its most prominent backers, like Nigel Farage, fled the scene after it passed. There was no plan to actualize it, was there?— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 15, 2019
If no one really wants a no deal Brexit, then Brexit simply has to be delayed. Pressure for a new referendum will in all probability increase. And that takes time. But then EU should give the time.— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) January 15, 2019
So... 1. May is calling for Labour to bring on a confidence vote tomorrow, 2. if she wins, she will start cross party talks with MP s from across Parliament 3. Govt would explore any ideas that come out of those talks with the EU— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) January 15, 2019
May thoroughly deserves this defeat. She chose to pursue a hard Brexit, and she drew the red lines, when it should have been obvious the ERG could never be appeased. She's been on a fool's errand, and done it foolishly. She should go.— Carl Gardner (@carlgardner) January 15, 2019
EU27 line on possibility of a special leaders' summit or EUCO is quite clear: "There is nothing more that the EU can do. The problem is in London, not in Brussels or the capitals of the 27. Hence, a meeting of the 27 right now serves no purpose" https://t.co/zjBdiCBdsw— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) January 15, 2019
What, you didn’t notice the repeated statements over months that there would be no renegotiation?— Tim O'Connor (@timoconnorbl) January 15, 2019
There are no unicorns. Nothing has changed. This deal, no deal, no Brexit. Pick one.
Just finally, please, grow up, accept reality, pick one, and stop wasting everyone’s time. https://t.co/FLVRJXga73
Juncker - "I urge the United Kingdom to clarify its intentions as soon— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) January 15, 2019
as possible. Time is almost up.”
No confidence debate tomorrow will last “all day”. So sounds like no PMQs with No confidence debate to run from 11.30 - 7pm.— norman smith (@BBCNormanS) January 15, 2019
Many people think David Cameron's handling of the Brexit referendum was his disastrous legacy for our country. But as we face tonight a PM losing a vote on her flagship policy by 230 votes, yet not resigning, I'm feeling equally ungenerous about his Fixed Term Parliaments Act too— Stewart Wood (@StewartWood) January 15, 2019