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UK Parliament rejects no-deal Brexit

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The voted to dismiss a no-deal Brexit, which led to a second government defeat in less than an hour.

British lawmakers voted by a margin of 43 to confirm their decision to reject a no deal on Wednesday night, reported.

also voted by a margin of 210 to reject an amendment which calls on the to pursue a managed no-deal on May 22.

The result came just minutes after voted by 312 to 308 to reject a no-deal at any time in the wake of Tuesday night's shattering defeat of the Brexit deal of British

May, still speaking with a hoarse voice in the parliament, warned of lengthy Brexit delay if are not willing to support her Brexit deal.

The lost by four votes on Wednesday night as MPs rejected a no-deal Brexit in a non-binding vote, which does not rule out Britain leaving the on March 29.

But it means MPs could now get a vote on delaying Brexit. The vote is expected to take place on Thursday.

In Brussels, EU leaders demanded a "clear answer" about what Britain wants and were preparing to take a hard line if, as widely expected, the asks for a postponement of Brexit.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, insisted there will be no further offer from apart from the deal already on the table.

Earlier in the day, British signalled his backing for a cross-party consensus over Brexit.

He told MPs they had "a solemn duty in the days ahead to put aside our differences and seek a compromise".



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 03:12 IST