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Britain’s Parliament votes, again, on Brexit blueprint. Would the outcome be any different this time?




British Prime Minster Theresa May and President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker attend a press conference at the European Comission on March 11, 2019 in Strasbourg, France
British Prime Minster Theresa May and President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker attend a press conference at the European Comission on March 11, 2019 in Strasbourg, France
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After a crushing defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit exit deal, lawmakers are set to vote a second time later today.

The House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected the deal in January, primarily because of concerns over arrangements for the Irish border. "Technical" talks aimed at securing concessions from the EU failed to secure a breakthrough over the weekend.

May flew to Strasbourg, France, late Monday for talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. At a news conference, they announced changes designed to overcome lawmakers' concerns about provisions designed to ensure the border between EU member Ireland and Britain's Northern Ireland remains open after Brexit.

With files from the Associated Press

Guest:

Gary O'Donoghue, Washington correspondent and former chief political correspondent in London for the BBC; he tweets @BBCBlindGazza