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British MPs back May's plan to delay Brexit


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A day after British Prime Minister opened up the possibility before parliament to delay Brexit, British Members of Parliament on Wednesday (local time) voted in favour of the plan.
According to Deutsche Welle, more than 500 Members of Parliament voted to endorse May's three-step plan that foresees Parliament voting a second time on a revised version of May's Brexit deal by March 12.
If the Parliament rejects the newly negotiated deal with the European Union on March 12, a vote on March 13 will take place to decide whether the British Parliament agrees to exit from the EU without a deal on March 29.
According to May, the vote on March 14 on the extension of the Brexit deadline would take place if the House rejects leaving the EU without a deal on March 13.
"If the House, having rejected leaving with the deal negotiated with the EU, then rejects leaving on March 29 without a withdrawal agreement and future framework, the Government will on March 14 bring forward a motion on whether Parliament wants to seek a short, limited extension to Article 50," a statement issued by the UK Parliament, which quotes May, mentions.
"And if the House votes for an extension, seek to agree that extension approved by the House with the EU and bring forward the necessary legislation to change the exit date commensurate with that extension," May further told the House on February 26 (local time).
The lawmakers rejected the alternate plan proposed by the opposition Labour Party.

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 10:11 PM IST

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