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What next? Meaningful vote three


If MPs want a deal they have to vote for one—and May’s deal is what’s on offer 

By Aarti Shankar  

Photo: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

MPs have once again decisively rejected the government’s Brexit deal, by a margin of 149. With only 16 days to go until the UK is formally due to leave the EU, what happens next?

First, the House of Commons will vote today on whether to leave without a deal at the end of the month. MPs are almost certain to oppose this outcome, particularly given neither main party is supporting it—the prime minister yesterday agreed to grant Conservative MPs a free vote on…

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