WHAT a busy week it’s been for Brexit! There have been votes galore and all sorts of drama, but we’re still not sure what kind of Brexit we’ll be getting.
Things kicked off last Tuesday (15 January), when Parliament voted on Theresa May’s deal with the EU. Of the 634 MPs who voted on the deal, 432 voted no. That’s a majority of 230 – and the biggest defeat that a British government has had since 1924.
Following the vote, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put forward a vote of no-confidence in the Government. This took place the very next day (16 January) and gave MPs a chance to say whether they trusted the Government.
Theresa May’s Government defeated the no-confidence motion by 325 to 306 votes, meaning that her Government should remain in power. There are no limits on no-confidence votes from Labour, so we could be seeing more soon.
After all that, Theresa May had to present her Plan B to Parliament. In a speech, she told MPs that she had found “three key changes” that could mean more MPs would vote for it. She also said she’d be reaching out to MPs from other parties to find a Brexit deal.
Labour suggested that MPs should be able to vote on whether to hold a second referendum – the first time that the party has asked MPs to consider a second poll. We want to know what you think about Brexit at this point – as lots has happened since the vote first took place in 2016!