In a historic vote that leaves Brexit hanging in the balance, British MPs, in an overwhelming majority, rejected the divorce deal in a vote in Parliament on Tuesday. Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted by 432 to 202 to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with the European Union (EU).
May is set to face a vote of no confidence on Wednesday as Leader of Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn submitted the motion, saying the government had suffered a "catastrophic" defeat.
Frustrated EU leaders have urged Britain to decide what it wants from Brexit, insisting that the accord they signed with May remains the best way to avoid a feared "hard Brexit" on 29 March. They further warned that the bloc would remain united if May now sought more concessions to help her sell the accord to sceptical British MPs and voters.
In view of the developments, here's a look at the timeline of key events related to Britain's decision to leave the European Union:
Updated Date: Jan 16, 2019 12:53:52 IST