MPs cheered when Theresa May asked if Parliament wanted a second referendum, after the prime minister was defeated on her Brexit deal.

“This house will have to answer that question," Ms May told the Commons. "Does it wish to revoke Article 50? Does it want to hold a second referendum, or does it want to leave with a deal but not this deal?

"These are unenviable choices, but thanks to the decision the house has made this evening they must now be faced.”

We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.

From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.

As she mentioned a Final Say vote, several MPs shouted "yes”, followed immediately by others shouting “no”.

Shortly afterwards, another MP also shouted: “What about a general election?”

The prime minister's deal was voted down by a majority of 149.

Parliament will vote tomorrow on the option of leaving the European Union without a deal on 29 March, which Ms May said would be a “free vote” for her MPs.

Comments

Share your thoughts and debate the big issues

Learn more
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
  • You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully
  • Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable
  • Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties
  • We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Create a commenting name to join the debate

Please try again, the name must be unique
Loading comments...
Loading comments...
Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines.
  • You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully
  • Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable
  • Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties
  • We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification

You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

Loading comments...
Loading comments...