MPs vote down May’s Brexit deal – what happens next?

Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal agreement has not made it through the House of Commons – with 118 Conservative Party rebels voting against the proposal, along with the 10 Democratic Unionist Party MPs. In total, the deal was rejected by a record margin of 230 votes.

Granting the wishes of backbench Brexiteers to split with the EU while maintaining the delicate and unique political situation in Ireland was always going to be a tough ask.

Predictably, the month-long delay in calling the vote has not worked in the prime minister’s favour, leaving the country