The british prime minister, Theresa May, was on Tuesday evening a bad start to what will be a crucial week for the hard-pressed prime minister.
The british parliament has adopted a legislative amendment that limits the government's power, if the british would eventually leave the EU without an agreement.
It came to pass with the votes 303 and 296 against.
the Amendment was proposed by Yvette Cooper of the labour party-the Labour party.
It was adopted with a narrow majority - among other things, with the support of 20 of Mays conservative party members. It writes The Guardian.
the Defeat stresses, therefore, the Mays weak position in his own party.
At the Labour party had on Tuesday evening to rejoice over the result of the vote.
- This vote is an important step on the road to avoid a hard brexit. It shows that there is no majority in the parliament, among the ministers or in the country to crash out of the EU without an agreement, says Labour's leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
According to a reporter from the british news agency Press Association raised Jeremy Corbyn after the vote up and clapped in the direction of Yvette Cooper, who had made the proposal on the amendment to the act.
Then he gave a thumb up in the air for her.
the Amendment was a modification of the budget. The amendment restricts the government's power over the tax system.
The means that the government must have the consent of parliament, if it will make any changes to the system.
May have previously downplayed the importance of the possible amendment of the law.
Tuesday's vote was held, the day before the debate on Theresa May's controversial terms with the EU begins.
the european Parliament will discuss the agreement in the five days prior to the vote on the brexitaftalen be kept 15. January.
According to Labour, it becomes at 19.00 local time (20.00 Danish time).