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Parliament gets Brexit vote, but Britain gets Brexit

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
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Parliament gets Brexit vote, but Britain gets Brexit

Britain will not engage in further talks with the EU if parliament rejects the Brexit deal.

The House of Commons debated a law that gives Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin Brexit negotiations with the EU.

David Jones is a UK Brexit Minister and echoed May’s no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain can’t think of a greater signal of weakness than for this House to send the Government back to the European Union and to say we want to negotiate further. I think that that would be, I think that would be seized upon as a sign of weakness.”

In a close vote seven Tories defied the PM and the government won 326 votes to 293.

If Britain fails to reach a deal with the EU then the country would return to the World Trade Organisation rules and risk potential tariffs on exports and imports.