Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at the start of the debate on the second meaningful vote on the government’s Brexit deal. Photo: AFP

Britain vows to temporarily scrap import tariffs on 87 per cent of imports in event of no-deal Brexit

  • Move, set to last up to 12 months, is aimed at avoiding a jump in prices of EU imports for consumers and a disruption of supply chains
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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at the start of the debate on the second meaningful vote on the government’s Brexit deal. Photo: AFP
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Anti-Brexit supporters react after the Brexit voting outside the Parliament in London. Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

British MPs overwhelmingly reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal for second time

  • House of Commons voted by 391 to 242 to reject the divorce deal, even after May secured further guarantees from Brussels over its most controversial elements
  • Result pitches Britain into the unknown just 17 days before it is expected to split from European Union
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Anti-Brexit supporters react after the Brexit voting outside the Parliament in London. Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez
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