Europe Politics

The British Parliament has ruled against leaving the European Union without a deal.

In a vote that took place at Westminster on Wednesday, 321 MPs voted down a no-deal Brexit while 278 voted for it. It is, however, not legally binding and Britain could still exit the EU on March 29 as scheduled.

Another vote is to be held today at the House of Commons that will decide whether Article 50 (a legal clause that will take the UK out of the EU) should be extended, thus delaying Brexit.

An extension, however, will raise questions about UK’s involvement in the upcoming European Parliament elections that are scheduled for 23-26 May. It might also create momentum for a second referendum that is now supported by the Labour Party.

Day before yesterday, the parliament had rejected PM Theresa May’s suggested Brexit deal for the second time with a heavy margin of 149 votes.

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