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UK government defeated in vote, lawmakers create new obstacle to no-deal Brexit

January 8, 2019 7:07 PM
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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers who oppose leaving the European Union without a deal won a vote on creating a fresh obstacle to a no-deal Brexit.

The 303 to 296 defeat means that the government will need explicit parliamentary approval to leave the EU without a deal before it can use certain powers relating to taxation law. May’s office had earlier downplayed the technical impact of defeat.

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