MP’s voted Thursday to seek to delay Britain’s exit from the European Union beyond March 29th.
A motion in the name of the Prime Minister was passed, authorising Theresa May to request an extension to the two-year Article 50 negotiation process. The result of the vote was 412 to 202 – a majority of 210.
The development follows two separate votes this week in the House of Commons, which on Tuesday rejected May’s revised Brexit deal and on Wednesday voted to prevent Britain from leaving the EU without a deal.
Should the leaders of the 27 EU states refuse to grant the UK an extension at a Brussels summit next week, March 29th would still be Brexit Day.