UK Parliament: British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

March 14, 2019

British MPs voted in favor of delaying the Brexit process in UK Parliament today, with British lawmakers agreeing to delay their exit from the European Union, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 29th.

This comes after British MPs rejected the UK leaving the EU without a deal by 321 to 278 votes on Wednesday, and MPs voting against an attempt to secure another Brexit referendum by 334 votes to 85 earlier today.

The BBC report, “MPs have voted by 412 to 202 for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. It means the UK may not now leave on 29 March as previously planned.

“Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her withdrawal deal in a vote next week. If they reject her deal again then she says she will seek a longer extension – but any delay has to be agreed by the 27 other EU member states.

“A spokesman for the European Commission said extending Article 50, the mechanism taking the UK out of the EU on 29 March, would need the ‘unanimous agreement’ of all states.

“And it would be for the leaders of those states “to consider such a request, giving priority to the need to ensure the functioning of the EU institutions and taking into account the reasons for and duration of a possible extension”.

CNN report, “UK lawmakers have voted in favor of delaying the Brexit process, acknowledging that more time is needed to break the deadlock over Britain’s departure from the EU. But they decisively rejected a call for a second referendum.

“Prime Minister Theresa May will now ask European leaders to grant an extension to Article 50, the legal process under which Britain is leaving the European Union. Unless a delay is approved by all 27 remaining EU leaders, Britain is heading for a chaotic exit on March 29.”

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