The British Parliament has dealt a major blow to plans for Great Britain to leave the European Union. Soundly voting to reject Prime Minister Teresa May’s withdrawal act by 149 votes.
Legislators will now vote Wednesday on leaving the E.U. with no deal and on Thursday whether to ask for an extension in negotiations.
It’s uncertain if that will be acceptable to the E.U.
It was the second attempt by the government to gather enough approval for Brexit to happen before the scheduled March 29th deadline.
The vote puts the world’s fifth largest economy in unchartered territory.
A number of things could happen now from a delay in the break from the European union, a new British election, or possibly a new referendum for voters on Brexit.