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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.


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Brexit Theresa May speaks to MPs in the House of Commons Source: PA Images

  • #BREXIT British MPs voted against a no-deal Brexit, with 321 MPs rejecting a departure from the European Union without an agreement at any time.
  • #GROUNDED Boeing announced a recommendation to ground the global fleet of its 737 Max aircraft, as the US suspended flight operations involving the plane.
  • #MUELLER PROBE US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was sentenced to a further three and a half years in prison.
  • #CHURCH ABUSE Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was told he “may not live to be released from prison” at his sentencing for child sex crimes.


British MPs voted against a no-deal Brexit in any circumstances by 321 to 278 votes this evening.

The amendment passed by 43 votes after yet another chaotic day in the House of Commons, ruling out a no-deal Brexit at any time rather than just up until 29 March, as Theresa May had proposed.

Here’s what the vote looked like in graph form:

Brexit graph

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