The pound fell sharply on the foreign exchanges after MPs failed to seize control of the Brexit negotiations from Theresa May in order to rule out a no-deal departure from the EU.
Sterling dropped by more than a cent against the US dollar to its lowest point of the day after a series of votes in the House of Commons were seen as increasing the prospect of Britain leaving without an agreement on 29 March.
The pound has been rising steadily on the currency markets since MPs voted by a majority of 230 to reject the withdrawal agreement negotiated between London and Brussels but, after trading at about $1.32 earlier in the day, sterling fell to $1.3088 against the dollar when MPs passed Graham Brady’s amendment giving the prime minister scope to restart negotiations with the EU.
via The Guardian
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