‘No-deal Brexit bad for UK and EU’: PM

The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is sceptical about the UK’s parliamentary vote to reject the proposed Brexit deal.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by a margin of 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in the UK history. The deal was supposed to set out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU on March 29.

“A no-deal Brexit is a bad scenario for the United Kingdom and the European Union too. With our partners in the EU we will address any new British proposals on this matter. We will do whatever it takes to secure the rights of Polish citizens and companies in the UK,” said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

As many as 118 Conservative MPs voted with the opposition parties against Mrs May's deal. Despite such a crushing defeat, Mrs May has no intention of resigning from office and intends to carry on working. She proposed cross-party talks to determine a way forward on Brexit.

"The House has spoken and this government will listen," she told MPs.

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said he regretted the outcome of the vote. He urged the UK government to "clarify its intentions with respect to its next steps as soon as possible".