UK Lawmakers Vote to Delay Brexit
MPs today voted by 412 to 202 for the Prime Minister to ask the E.U. to extend the withdrawal deadline beyond Mar. 29, which follows yesterday’s vote to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances. Theresa May is urging lawmakers to consider her twice-defeated divorce deal once more next week — warning if they don’t approve it by March 20, it could significantly delay Brexit.
Is there a silver lining to the turmoil? Observers say a delay of several months gives all sides a chance to “change the course of Brexit,” perhaps by hashing out a softer withdrawal.
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