[WATCH] Updated | British MPs reject Brexit deal by stunning majority

The British parliament has voted with 432 votes against and 202 votes in favour of the Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May • Labour presents motion of no confidence in the government • European Commission says risk of disorderly UK exit has increased

Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a heavy defeat after MPs rejected the Brexit deal
Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a heavy defeat after MPs rejected the Brexit deal
The Speaker of the House of Commons calls out the Brexit deal vote

Updated at 10.05 pm with European Commission statement

Theresa May has suffered one of the heaviest parliamentary defeats of any British prime minister after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a 230-vote difference.

After the result was out, Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he presented a motion of no confidence in the government, which is expected to be debated tomorrow.

The scale of defeat has been described as unprecedented as May faced significant dissent within her own Conservative Party. It is the largest defeat for any sitting government in almost 100 years.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that he took note of the vote and urged the UK to clarify its intentions as soon as possible.

Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz, who headed the presidency of the EU when the deal was finalised last year, tweeted that "there will be no renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement", while expressing regret at the outcome of the vote.

European Commission statement

In the wake of the British parliament's vote, the European Commission said the risk of a disorderly withdrawal of the UK has increased. "The withdrawal agreement is a fair compromise and the best possible deal... It is the only way to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU," the statement read, effectively cutting short any hope of renegotiating the Brexit deal.

The Commission made it a point to underscore that the EU has shown "creativity and flexibility" throughout the negotiation process.

The Commission said it did not want to see a disorderly exit of the UK and urged Britain to "clarify its intentions as soon as possible" because "time is almost up".

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