British MPs vote in favour of changing PM May's Brexit deal

2019-01-29 22:19

British lawmakers have rejected several attempts to defeat Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government and seize control of Britain's Brexit process.

In the latest vote to support the withdrawal agreement if the backdrop is replaced with an allternatice, 317 voted yes and there were 301 votes who don't support it.

British lawmakers have passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to rule out leaving the European Union on March 29 without a divorce agreement.

An amendment ruling out a "no-deal" departure passed 318 votes to 310. It is not legally binding but has political force as an expression of the will of Parliament.

The House of Commons has voted on a series of options for next steps after they threw out May's Brexit divorce deal from the European Union earlier this month.

Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, and businesses fear economic chaos if there is not a deal in place regulating the terms of the divorce.

The EU insists the Brexit agreement cannot be reopened.

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