An extremely British protest sign, pictured center-left. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On Monday, when Parliament voted to seize control of the Brexit process away from Theresa May, British lawmakers were under the impression that they could do a better job of uniting MPs under a potential deal than the beleaguered prime minister. According to Wednesday’s vote, they were wrong. To determine how the U.K. should proceed, Speaker of the House John Bercow selected eight possible measures to appear in front of the House of Commons, ranging from “soft Brexit” options that would keep the U.K. in a trade union with the E.U., to a second referendum over Brexit — which could entirely cancel the nearly three-year process — to a “no-deal” plan that would almost certainly plunge the nation into a recession. But the House couldn’t agree to anything. There was good news for supporters of a minimally disastrous Brexit: a no-deal option was defeated by well over a two-to-one margin. The bad news? No other policy came close to passing. The winningest losers were plans to back a second referendum — in which the public would determine, again, whether or not the U.K. should leave the E.U…. Read full this story
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