Yesterday, Parliament voted not to accept the Brexit ‘deal’ on offer by 432 votes to 202.
After almost two years locked in negotiation, the EU and UK finalised the texts of two linked documents: ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ and ‘Political Declaration’ on 14 November 2018. Together these formed the Brexit ‘deal’.
Without this deal being approved, time to find alternatives to the default ‘no-deal’ Brexit on 29 March is running out. It is clear that it is not a case of ‘tuning’ the deal to reverse the defeat.
A no-deal Brexit by default looks ever more likely as another day of precious Parliamentary time for Brexit preparation is lost to debating and voting on the ‘no confidence’ motion that followed the Government’s Brexit deal defeat.
In this post, we look at the increasingly binary choice as EU re-states there can be no renegotiation of the ‘deal’.