UK Parliament debates no-confidence motion

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have begun debating a motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a confidence vote after the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected May’s Brexit deal with the European Union.

Opening the debate, Corbyn said the defeat was the biggest in British history and called on the government to “do the right thing and resign.”

He said that “if a government cannot get its legislation through Parliament, it must go to the country for a new mandate.”

May has refused to resign, and is likely to win Wednesday’s vote with backing from her Conservative Party and its Democratic Unionist Party allies. If she loses, the country likely faces a snap general election.