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Britain's May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint

14 December 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May's government was defeated yesterday when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint. The 650-seat parliament voted 309 to 305 in favour of an amendment to hand lawmakers more say over a final exit deal with the EU. The government was "disappointed" by the vote, a spokeswoman said in a statement. Up until the last of debate in parliament, May's team tried to convince lawmakers in her party to give up their demands.