U.K. parliament rejects May’s Brexit deal by 230 votes
16 January 2019 | 7:55 am
Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons John Bercow announces the result of the parliamentary vote on the Brexit agreement which Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union.
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"The British government has left us out in the cold," says Terence Knott. He's the man behind EUBritizens, an action group of British people living in Europe whose lives have changed dramatically due to Brexit. They've lost their freedom of movement and their right to study, their professional qualifications no longer apply and some are even stuck at home unable to drive as their driving licenses are no longer valid. They're aiming long term to win back European citizenship, starting with a legal case to allow them the right to vote in Europe as they say they've been disenfranchised. Knott joined us for Perspective.
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