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UK: 'Contemptuous' May slammed by MPs as no confidence vote looms04:17

UK: 'Contemptuous' May slammed by MPs as no confidence vote looms

United Kingdom, London
December 12, 2018 at 15:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May was rounded on by MPs in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, hours before she faces a vote of no confidence.

Conservative Party MPs broke the 15 percent (48 member) threshold needed to trigger a no confidence vote in May earlier on Wednesday, which she will face between 6pm and 8pm GMT.

Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn said May's conduct had been "totally and absolutely unacceptable" after she deferred the meaningful Brexit vote on Monday.

"The Prime Minister and her government have already been found to be in contempt of parliament, her behaviour today is just contemptuous of this parliament and of this process," he said. "The Prime Minister's appalling behaviour needs to be held to account by this House."

In her defence, May said that she had made "progress" in discussions with EU leaders on Tuesday before assuring the House that the UK will leave EU in March 2019.

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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May was rounded on by MPs in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, hours before she faces a vote of no confidence.

Conservative Party MPs broke the 15 percent (48 member) threshold needed to trigger a no confidence vote in May earlier on Wednesday, which she will face between 6pm and 8pm GMT.

Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn said May's conduct had been "totally and absolutely unacceptable" after she deferred the meaningful Brexit vote on Monday.

"The Prime Minister and her government have already been found to be in contempt of parliament, her behaviour today is just contemptuous of this parliament and of this process," he said. "The Prime Minister's appalling behaviour needs to be held to account by this House."

In her defence, May said that she had made "progress" in discussions with EU leaders on Tuesday before assuring the House that the UK will leave EU in March 2019.

RESTRICTIONS: Parliamentary Recording Unit - NEWS USE ONLY. STRICTLY NOT TO BE USED IN ANY COMEDY/SATIRICAL PROGRAMMING OR FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES. ONLINE USE PERMITTED

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