Twitter reacted swiftly to the raspy sound of Prime Minister's address in UK Parliament on Tuesday, as she presented her updated Withdrawal Agreement to the MPs ahead of the Brexit meaningful vote.
The government will lay the appropriate legislation in light of the outcome of the vote on no deal today.
Lawmakers rejected the deal 391-242, ignoring May's entreaties to back the agreement and end the political chaos and economic uncertainty that Brexit has unleashed.
Government has this morning (Wednesday 13 March) published details of the UK's temporary tariff regime for no deal, created to minimise costs to business and consumers while protecting vulnerable industries.
In a bid to stave off a feared explosion in inflation, and a feared £9bn shock to the economy, 87% of all imports (up from 80%) would see levies cut to zero or severely reduced, trade secretary Liam Fox has revealed. Tariffs would be maintained to protect some industries, including agriculture.
The worrying situation could arise because new tariffs will be slapped on imports to the United Kingdom mainland from the Republic by sea or air if Britain crashes out of the EU.
What is Wednesday's vote on?
"For that reason, I can confirm that this will be a free vote on this side of the House".
That means ministers and MPs can vote with their conscience rather than following the orders of party managers - an unusual move for a vote on a major policy.
May's last ditch effort to save her blueprint appeared to have take its toll on the prime minister.
If that no-deal option is rejected, MPs could get a vote on Friday on whether to request a delay to Brexit from the EU.
While a short Brexit delay is acceptable to the European Union, few in the bloc believe it would be enough to break the deadlock in Britain's government, parliament and the wider country, all split in half on Brexit. Another vote on whether to seek a delay in enacting Article 50 would be held on the next day.
Some British lawmakers had warned their Brexit-backing colleagues that rejecting the deal could lead to Britain's departure being postponed indefinitely, because a delay would give momentum to opponents of Brexit. "We won't know what conditions will be attached", Brexit minister Stephen Barclay told BBC radio.
In January, Mrs May said leaving the European Union without a deal would be "catastrophic" for the UK.
The margin was smaller than May's 230-vote defeat in January, but the result was still decisive and plunged the country into fresh instability just 17 days before the planned exit day of March 29.
What isn't clear is how the prime minister actually intends to dig herself out of this awful political hole.
Sterling fell as much as 2 cents on Cox's advice, which was seen as reducing the chance that May's deal will be approved by parliament. An extension, which markets would welcome, could however provoke furious pro-Brexit officials to quit May's administration, and even set in train a chain of events that could bring her government down.
The pound against the U.S. dollar (GBPUSD=X) fell to under $1.31 following May's failure to win over MPs with a series of last-minute changes agreed with the European Union.
'But we will do all we can to support people and businesses across Northern Ireland in the event that we leave without a deal. "Our "no-deal" preparations are now more important than ever before", Barnier said in a tweet.