Nicola Sturgeon has called on Theresa May to accept that her Brexit deal has been defeated.

It comes after a night of chaos in the House of Commons, which saw MPs reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances in yet another humbling defeat for Theresa May. 

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Slating the tactics of the Westminster government, the First Minister tweeted: "If you are a Brexiteer, what does it say about your project if it has to be founded on a deal that a majority believes to be fundamentally flawed. That cannot be the way to proceed - which is why PM should accept defeat, change course and accept this opportunity for a rethink" 

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A number of other SNP MPs have criticised the tactics of the government following the defeat last night with Ian Blackford saying that the Prime Minister is simply "burying her head in the sand" with Mhairi Black branding the defeat "a riddy" for the PM. 

Donald Tusk tweeted: During my consultations ahead of EUCO, I will appeal to the EU27 to be open to a long extension if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its #Brexit strategy and build consensus around it. 

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Replying to his tweet, the First Minister wrote: Instead of the PM pathetically using this to bully MPs into accepting a profoundly bad, already twice defeated deal, we should grab it with both hands and get out of the Brexit mess. 

The First Minister was also critical of Scotland secretary David Mundell stating that he abstained from the Brexit vote "to save his own job"