Brexit stalled by parliamentary vote

By Helene Fung

British MPs in the House of Commons had passed a motion to ask the European Union to postpone the Brexit deadline from the original 29th of March, 412 votes to 202.

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to travel to Brusselsto ask the EU whether they can extend the deadline – at which the UK must exit – from the EU, to the 30th of June.

Sources however indicate that the EU will push for a longer period of time.

Mrs May could try again to get her Brexit deal through British Parliament – after having already failed twice, losing to large margins.

The battered Mrs May barely survived a vote to take away her control of the Brexit negotiations by only two votes.

Another amendment by Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to allow MPs more time to find a “majority for a different approach” to the Brexit process was defeated 318 votes to 302, adding to further the stalemate.

A spokesman for the EU Commission said that they note the Parliament’s decision, but indicated that “a request for an extension of Article 50 requires the unanimous agreement of all 27 member states.”

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