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00:00:00
>> I think we all vote to hear the results.>>
LAUGH]>>
A new embarrassing defeat on Brexit for Theresa May, served up by members of her own party. It came just hours before she headed back to Brussels for a crunch summit. Parliament voted late on Wednesday to change May's own blueprint for Brexit.
00:00:18
>> The noes to the left, 305.>>
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>> But the seat gets the last word on any final deal between the government and the EU.>> Well, there's an 11 rebels. They were put under enormous pressure, but they didn't buckle. They voted against their own leader, against their own party.
00:00:36
>> Reuters' Guy Faulconbridge in London says the tight vote exposes deep Brexit divisions in British politics. Wednesday's amendment was put forward by a senior member of May's party, former attorney general Dominic Grieve.>> To implement something->> In Brussels, it could be a big blow to her authority as a negotiator, already his by the loss of her majority in June's snap election.
00:00:58
>> It does weaken Theresa May's hand quite significantly. What it does, is it undrescores fundamentally that Theresa May does not have enough lawmakers in Parliament to assure, to guarantee, that she can get things through. And at the same time, it actually complicates the whole Brexit process and the Brexit timetable by making it more difficult to get the Brexit that she wants done in the time she wants it.
00:01:24
>> After dinner in Brussels on Thursday, May will repeat her case to end phase one of divorce talks. The 27 other EU leaders are all but certain to approve. That will unlock phase two, focusing on trade, but talks now may be hampered by the discord back home. If the lawmakers aren't happy with the terms of withdrawal, May might find that she has to haggle with her own MPs just as much as with Brussels.