British PM Theresa May wins no confidence vote, calls for ‘way forward’ on Brexit

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British prime minister Theresa May called on politicians to “put self-interest aside” ahead of further Brexit negotiations. May’s government survived a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, a day after her draft Brexit deal was voted down.

“This evening the government has won the confidence of Parliament. This now gives us the opportunity to focus on finding a way forward on Brexit,” May said outside 10 Downing Street in London, dw.com reports.

“Now MPs have made clear what they don’t want, we must all work constructively together to set out what parliament does want,” she added.

Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government just a day after voting down her withdrawal agreement with the European Union. May now has until Monday to present her plan on how the government should move forward.

May said she believed Parliament had a duty “put self-interest aside” and deliver on the 2016 Brexit referendum result, in which UK citizens voted to withdraw from the EU.

 

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