So what next? A Brexit Q&A

Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for taking the U.K. out of the European Union was comprehensively rejected by parliament for the second time on Tuesday night.

The result paves the way for a possible delay to Brexit. Here’s what you need to know….

How did we get here?

U.K. and European Union negotiators agreed the terms of their divorce and a rough outline for their future relationship in November 2018, almost 2½ years after Britain voted to leave.

But following Parliament’s rejection of that deal in January, May has been battling to secure concessions from the EU.

Topping her wish list are tweaks to the withdrawal agreement’s Irish backstop, the contentious plan to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, something the U.K.

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