'She should quit tomorrow!' MPs call on Theresa May to resign following no-deal Brexit vote defeats

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Politicians have called on Theresa May to quit following another night of humiliating Brexit defeats for the Government.

MPs voted to reject a no-deal Brexit ‘under any circumstances’ in a series of pivotal votes, forcing the Prime Minister to give a vote to extend Article 50 on Thursday.

Labour MP Jess Phillips said Mrs May should resign now.

She tweeted: “I just watched the Prime Minister going in to vote for No Deal.

Theresa May has been urged to resign after suffering yet another humiliating Brexit defeat (PA)

“I told her it was a disgrace. I hope she is gone by morning She doesn’t deserve her office.”

Labour MP Seema Malhotra said Theresa May is voting against her own motion.

She tweeted: “In voting lobby now. PM voting against her own motion as amended with Ministers apparently being allowed to abstain. What a total mess.”

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MPs also accused the Government of encouraging Conservative MPs to vote for a no-deal Brexit in the final vote of the evening.

Heidi Allen, who recently quit the Conservative party to join The Independent Group, tweeted: “Utterly desperate and historic in equal measure. The Conservatives are whipping for ‘no deal’.”

And Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran wrote on Twitter: “SHAME on this government. They are whipping to vote FOR no deal. Reckless. Unbelievable. What madness.”

Labour’s Luke Pollard tweeted: “So….Labour is now voting for the Prime Minister’s amended motion and the Tories are now voting against the Prime Minister’s motion. Hope you’re all keeping up with this? What a mess.”

Green MP Caroline Lucas described the situation as “unbelievable” and “reckless self-indulgence”, tweeting: “Unbelievable – even by this Government’s standards…

“So now – against all their promises – they are whipping against the PM’s own motion to rule out No Deal.

“There is no greater example of reckless self indulgence.

“Just hope enough might find a spine & at least abstain.”

The Prime Minister said “the options before us are the same as they always have been” despite MPs voting to reject a no-deal Brexit (PA)

Following the humiliating defeat, Mrs May said “the options before us are the same as they always have been”.

Speaking after the result was read out, the Prime Minister said: “The House has today provided a clear majority against leaving without a a deal, however I will repeat what I said before.

“These are about the choices this House faces. The legal default in EU and UK law is that the UK will leave without a deal unless something else is agreed. The onus is now on every one of us in this House to find out what that is.

“The options before us are the same as they always have been.”