Friday, March 29, 2019
Theresa May's Third Strike
Britain's House of Commons has handed Theresa May's Brexit deal a third defeat. Parliament voted 344 to 286 to reject the withdrawal agreement for a third and, possibly, final time.
May says she'll now pursue "alternative options." Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says the governing Tories have an obligation to call a general election.
The European Commission weighed in quickly, pointing out that the buffer provisions in the withdrawal agreement will not be on the table in the event of a hard Brexit.