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British MPs reject no-deal Brexit at any time

By Angus McNeice | Updated: 2019-03-14 03:46
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in Parliament ahead of a Brexit vote, in London, Britain, on Wednesday. UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor / via REUTERS

British Parliament has voted to reject a so-called no-deal Brexit in any circumstance. By a majority of 43, members voted against United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in place at any point.

The motion followed a vote on Tuesday when Parliament rejected the EU withdrawal agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. It was the second time May has lost a vote on a withdrawal agreement.

Parliament is now likely to vote on whether it wants the prime minister to ask the EU for more time to come to an agreement on a Brexit deal.

The UK is currently set to leave the EU on March 29. An extension could see the departure date pushed back by several months. All 27 EU member states must agree to grant an extension.

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