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On this seize taken from video, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa Might is congratulated by a Conservative MP on the conclusion of the talk forward of a vote on her Brexit deal within the Home of Commons, London, Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019. British lawmakers have begun voting on whether or not to approve or reject the divorce settlement between the federal government and the European Union. (Home of Commons/PA by way of AP)

LONDON (AP) — The Newest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all occasions native):

eight:10 p.m.

European Unions are calling on British Prime Minister Theresa Might to make her intentions clear on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU within the wake of Parliament’s large rejection of the divorce deal her authorities negotiated with the bloc.

EU Council President Donald Tusk highlighted the political quagmire the 432 -202 vote represented, saying “If a deal is impossible and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?”

Tusk has all the time held the EU’s door ajar for Britain to stay a member, if future occasions allowed it.

EU Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker stated that since Brexit is about for March 29, “The risk of a disorderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom has increased with this evening’s vote.”

Juncker stated the deal’s defeat pressured the 27 different nations and his fee “to continue its contingency work to help ensure the EU is fully prepared” if Britain leaves with no post-Brexit settlement in place.


7:45 p.m.

Britain’s Parliament will hold a no-confidence vote within the authorities after its Brexit divorce deal was crushingly rejected by lawmakers.

Prime Minister Theresa Might stated the federal government wanted to know if it nonetheless had the help of the Home of Commons. Might stated lawmakers would think about the no-confidence movement on Wednesday.

Her assertion, after the Brexit deal was defeated in a powerful 432 -202 vote, pre-empted a name for a confidence vote by opposition Labour Get together chief Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn urged lawmakers to defeat the federal government and set off a nationwide election.


7:40 p.m.

British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa Might’s Brexit deal by an enormous margin, plunging U.Okay. politics into disaster 10 weeks earlier than the nation is due to depart the European Union.

The Home of Commons voted 432 -202 on Tuesday towards the deal struck between Britain’s authorities and the EU in November.

Legislators from each pro-EU and pro-Brexit sides of Britain’s political divide rejected Might’s entreaties to again the deal and ship on residents’ the June 2016 vote to depart the 28-nation bloc.

The defeat leaves Might’s management wobbling and the federal government with just some days, till Monday, to provide you with a “Plan B.”

Until a deal is ratified, Britain is about for a disorderly exit from the bloc on March 29, with probably tumultuous financial and social penalties.


7:05 p.m.

British lawmakers have begun voting on whether or not to approve or reject the divorce settlement between the federal government and the European Union.

Prime Minister Theresa Might informed the Home of Commons it was a “historic decision which will set the future of our country for generations.”

She stated the choice is one “that each of us will have to justify and live with for many years to come.”

Wrapping up a multi-day debate, Might urged legislators to “choose certainty over uncertainty” by backing the settlement and securing an orderly U.Okay. departure from the EU on March 29.

Her phrases might fall on deaf ears – all indicators pointed to a defeat for the deal that may plunge the Brexit course of into turmoil.

Lawmakers have began voting on an modification to the deal, adopted by a vote on the deal itself.


6:25 p.m.

The president of the European Union’s government arm is returning to Brussels to cope with Brexit points as they could develop after British lawmakers vote on the EU’s departure settlement with the federal government.

An EU official, who requested not to be recognized due to the creating state of affairs, stated European Fee President Jean-Claude returned from a plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg “to manage the situation following the vote in the House of Commons.”

Juncker typically has been a key EU associate of British Prime Minister Theresa Might through the 2-year Brexit negotiations.

The EU official stated it was “important that he is available and working in Brussels during the coming hours.”

British lawmakers are set to think about 4 proposed amendments to Might’s Brexit cope with the EU earlier than they vote on the settlement itself Tuesday night time.

There have been rumors that Might is perhaps in Brussels on Wednesday.

–By Raf Casert in Strasbourg.


5:40 p.m.

Rival teams of pro-Brexit and pro-EU demonstrators are rallying outdoors Britain’s Parliament forward of Tuesday’s historic vote on a divorce cope with the European Union.

Protesters in search of a brand new referendum on Britain’s membership within the bloc are waving blue-and-yellow EU flags.

Others, who need the U.Okay. to make a clear break with the EU, are brandishing placards declaring “leave means leave.” A number of are holding indicators declaring their opponents “traitors.”

Britain voted by 52 % to 48 % in 2016 in favor of leaving the EU, and the nation stays deeply divided over its relationship with its European neighbors.

Some pro-EU legislators have complained of harassment by a gaggle of militant Brexiteers, a few of whom have adopted the yellow vests of France’s populist road protest motion.


four:50 p.m.

The president of the eurozone finance ministers’ group has hinted at the potential of altering the phrases of the U.Okay.’s Brexit deal — regardless of the European Union’s insistence it may’t be renegotiated.

Mario Centeno stated Tuesday that if the British parliament rejects the settlement struck with the European Union by Prime Minister Theresa Might, “we will be able to change course.”

He tells Portuguese tv channel S.I.C. that “we can always look again at the issues,” however didn’t elaborate.

Centeno, who’s Portugal’s finance minister, says, “Just about anything is better than a no-deal Brexit.”

Senior EU officers have thus far dominated out a renegotiation of Britain’s divorce settlement.


1:25 p.m.

British lawmakers will contemplate 4 proposed amendments to Prime Minister Theresa Might’s Brexit deal earlier than they vote on the settlement itself.

As Tuesday’s debate kicked off, Speaker of the Home of Commons John Bercow introduced which amendments he had chosen for debate from greater than a dozen submissions.

They point out the large vary of opinion amongst lawmakers about how Britain ought to pursue Brexit. One modification from the opposition Labour Social gathering rejects Might’s deal and in addition guidelines out leaving the bloc with out settlement, whereas one from the Scottish Nationwide Social gathering seeks to postpone Britain’s departure from the EU.

The different two amendments search to restrict probably the most contentious part of the deal, a short lived customs union with the EU meant to hold the border between Northern Eire and Eire barrier-free after Brexit.

Voting is due to start round 1900 GMT.


11:55 a.m.

Germany’s overseas minister is enjoying down the likelihood that British Prime Minister Theresa Might will get a greater Brexit deal if the settlement she’s negotiated with Brussels is rejected by Parliament later Tuesday.

Heiko Maas was quoted telling reporters in Strasbourg that whereas there would in all probability be new talks with the European Union, he doesn’t consider “completely new solutions” can be provided.

German information company dpa quoted Maas saying that “we don’t give up our hope that there’ll be a positive vote because it would be a vote of reason — not just for Europe but also for Great Britain.”

British lawmakers are anticipated to reject the present deal Might has negotiated with the EU, elevating the prospect of the U.Okay. crashing out of the bloc on the finish of March and not using a formal settlement.


10:55 a.m.

The German authorities is denying a British tabloid report claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel has provided to assist U.Okay. Prime Minister Theresa Might get a greater Brexit deal.

Merkel’s workplace stated The Solar had wrongly reported on the contents of a current telephone name between Merkel and Might.

The newspaper cited an unnamed senior British official claiming Merkel believed the European Union would offer extra concessions to London after Tuesday’s vote within the U.Okay. Parliament.

In a press release, Merkel’s workplace stated she “gave no assurances whatsoever that went beyond what was discussed in the European Council in December and what was laid down in the letter from Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk.”

British lawmakers are anticipated to reject the deal Might negotiated with the EU, elevating the prospect of the U.Okay. crashing out of the bloc on the finish of March with no formal settlement.


9:35 a.m.

British lawmakers are getting ready to ship their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa Might’s divorce cope with the European Union after two years of political upheaval.

Simply 10 weeks earlier than Britain is due to depart the EU, lawmakers vote late Tuesday on whether or not to settle for the plan or danger leaving with out an settlement on future relations with the bloc.

Might’s deal faces widespread opposition, primarily due to language designed to forestall the reintroduction of border controls between Northern Eire and the Republic of Eire, which some worry will indefinitely tie Britain to the EU.

Former schooling minister Nicky Morgan warned that the U.Okay. wasn’t prepared for a no-deal Brexit, telling the BBC that “there are millions of people in this country watching Westminster and Parliament very anxiously today.”


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