The British parliament just held a no confidence vote on Theresa May after overwhelmingly rejecting her Brexit proposal yesterday.
She barely skated by this one:
NY POST – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday narrowly survived a no-confidence vote – a day after Parliament overwhelmingly rejected her Brexit deal.
The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, a majority of 19 in parliament’s first no-confidence vote in a British government in 26 years.
Had the government lost, Britain would have faced an election within weeks while preparing to leave the European Union on March 29.
Despite the reprieve, May faces a huge struggle to find a way out of her country’s Brexit impasse. She has until Monday to come up with a new blueprint for Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The opposition Labour Party could try to oust her government again in the hope of triggering snap elections before the scheduled Brexit date.
With March 29 fast approaching, time is running short to work out a deal that allows a transition period for severing ties with the EU.
But there’s nothing like a deadline to get something worked out, so we’ll see what happens in the next 72 days.