Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government, which could trigger a general election.

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Leading up to the vote, the UK news people were saying that a loss by 100 votes would be a significant and embarrassing setback for PM May.

I do not recall anyone talking about a 200+ vote loss.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-15 03:00 PM | Reply

May Day!

or May be not.

Buh Bye.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-01-15 03:09 PM | Reply

This little exit went Weeeee all the way home to Moscow.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-15 03:13 PM | Reply

I wonder if GoGnoles is all excited an ally is in turmoil

anyone else notice the glee trumps base express anytime a democracy hits a rough patch while at the same time trump is singing up the plus side of dictators like Saudi Arabia, north Korea, and Russia.

Not a coincidence
It's a feature

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-01-15 04:29 PM | Reply

This is painful, but it's approximately one metric ------- less painful than actually going through with Brexit. It will be ugly, but the best course of action is to re-vote, knowing what they know now.

#5 | Posted by bahjunebug at 2019-01-15 08:52 PM | Reply

This is as good an excuse as ever to bust Andy Serkis's hilarious Brexit video. It may have been here on DR but I recall someone saying imagine seeing this without having ever seen his Smeagol. That would be some terrifying stuff.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-15 09:06 PM | Reply


@#5 ... the best course of action is to re-vote, knowing what they know now. ...

I'm of two minds regarding a re-vote on Brexit.

On one hand, the people have spoken, and it is up to their Representatives to follow through.

On the other hand, the voters are a lot more aware of the benefits and ramifications of going through with Brexit, now that much more information has been surfaced via the debates in Parliament.

The good folk of Britain seem to be going through their process to sort this out, however painful that process needs to be. One step at a time.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-15 09:35 PM | Reply

More Steve Bannon-Right Wing-Russia wants it WINNING!!

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-01-15 09:40 PM | Reply

New Evidence Emerges of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica's Role in Brexit

The possibility that Brexit and the Trump campaign relied on some of the same advisers to further far-right nationalist campaigns has set off alarm bells on both sides of the Atlantic.

www.newyorker.com

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-15 09:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I have mixed feelings about Brexit.

I am perfectly clear in my hatred - Steve Bannon.

What a pile of dung that guy is. Seriously.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-15 09:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

in the overall scheme of things, it might not be bad for them to leave the EU. they'll be pointed to as an example of either a good or a bad decision. and it probably will be better for some than for others.

#11 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-01-16 07:23 AM | Reply

Leaving the EU would be a stupid thing for them to do. They benefit greatly from being a member nation and to a larger extent than most other EU nations. It would be like California leaving the United States, it would harm California and the U.S. at the same time and benefit virtually no one in the end. They should revote BREXIT, it won't win this time. Those saying the voters have spoken are really saying that they don't want the voters to speak.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-16 07:33 AM | Reply

This can only be called the chaos that is Teresa May who did a poor job of negotiating from an extremely difficult position while living in the right wing bubble created by Thatcher and Reagan.

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-01-16 08:30 AM | Reply

"in the overall scheme of things, it might not be bad for them to leave the EU. they'll be pointed to as an example of either a good or a bad decision. and it probably will be better for some than for others."

I think it would greatly harm the EU which is the single best hope for some of the poorer nations of Europe as well as being good for the U.K. at the same time.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-16 08:41 AM | Reply

Why don't they just revote on brexit? Latest polling shows that both they want a revote and that they'd vote to stay in te EU. Instead of hurtling toward disaster they should listen to the will of the people.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-16 09:19 AM | Reply

" Instead of hurtling toward disaster they should listen to the will of the people."

Sort of like the election of Donald Trump.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-16 09:27 AM | Reply

Another victory for putin.

He manipulated england's idiots into wanting to leave the EU because it weakens western europe and NATO.

Just like he manipulated america's idiots into wanting a russian asset in the white house.

Putin's a genius really. He couldnt beat america's military power, so he won by exploiting our biggest weakness - the idiots who watch fox news.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-16 11:18 AM | Reply

The corporate globalists want people to keep voting until they do as their Masters tell them.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-16 11:24 AM | Reply

The corporate globalists want people to keep voting until they do as their Masters tell them.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian

"corporate globalists" is another word for people who restrain putin's ambitions. Since putin now controls the republican party, he's got all you suckers angry at "corporate globalists".

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-16 11:29 AM | Reply

The corporate globalists want people to keep voting until they do as their Masters tell them.

How can you tell the difference between a populace that is simply more informed from one who is a slave to its "globalist master?"

#20 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-16 11:33 AM | Reply

- #19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

The left fought corporate globalization since the 90s; the highwater mark was the Seattle WTO meeting in 1999. Nothing to do with Putin. Then the left sold out to corporate globalists like Obama, Clinton, Merkel, Macron, the EU, etc.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-16 11:37 AM | Reply

The left fought corporate globalization since the 90s; the highwater mark was the Seattle WTO meeting in 1999. Nothing to do with Putin. Then the left sold out to corporate globalists like Obama, Clinton, Merkel, Macron, the EU, etc.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian

Sure and it's just a total coincidence that every argument you make is one that benefits putin.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-16 11:50 AM | Reply

"The corporate globalists want people to keep voting until they do as their Masters tell them.

#18 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-01-16 11:24 AM | FLAG: "

If you think that the calls for a new vote can be characterized as easily as you suggest, you absolutely do not understand the issues driving the chaos that is Brexit. There is every possibility that an agreement between UK politicians is not possible, leaving 2 solutions:

1) a no-deal Brexit - in essence a consequence of running out of time before Article 50 kicks in;
2) throwing it back to the people and letting them vote again, either a straight in or out vote, or a vote with 3 options - some variation on no-deal, soft-Brexit or remain.

The buzz words of the day are " the will of the people" - well if the politicians can't sort it out - and they can't - let the people have the final say.

#23 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-01-16 12:53 PM | Reply

I thought Humpy and Bannon and his White Nationalists had this all figured out.

No?

Oops.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-16 06:23 PM | Reply

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