UK Votes to Delay Brexit

By Anna Breuer on 4 April 2019
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IMG_1467Parliament finally agreed on a Brexit-related measure on Thursday, after days of being unable to pass any measures related to the United Kingdom’s plan to leave the European Union.

Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted to order Prime Minister Theresa May to seek another extension of the Brexit deadline. The measure was passed by one vote, 313, to 312.

European leaders will meet in Brussels on April 10 in an emergency session to consider the request.

The United Kingdom originally intended to leave the bloc on March 29 and was granted an extension to April 12, with the proviso that Parliament approve the prime minister’s deal that was negotiated with the European Union.  Members of Parliament have rejected the deal three times.

Meanwhile, senior officials in May’s party as well as the opposition Labour party have raised the possibility of a second public referendum on Brexit.

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