UK MPs to vote on delaying Brexit



London: British MPs will vote on Thursday whether the government should ask the EU for permission to delay the country’s withdrawal from the bloc amid an intense week of parliamentary ballots. The new vote comes after MPs on Wednesday voted to reject a no-deal Brexit “under any circumstances”, the BBC reported.

Conservative Party Prime Minister Theresa May tabled a motion on delaying Brexit by three-months beyond the March 29 deadline as her proposed Brexit deal twice failed to get parliamentary approval. MPs also rejected the scenario of the UK leaving the EU without a deal in place. Brexit could still go ahead on March 29 if Parliament approves May’s deal, which Brussels supports, before an EU leaders’ summit next week. (IANS)