Brexit delay: MPs vote to put back UK’s departure from EU by at least three months


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British MPs have voted in favour of a delay to the UK’s March 29 departure date from the European Union with 412 votes to 202.

The government motion specifically states UK Prime Minister Theresa May will seek a technical extension to Article 50, moving the deadline day to June 30, providing MPs pass her deal in parliament next week.

If her deal is rejected for a third time, May will seek a lengthier extension from the EU, which would see the UK participate in the upcoming European Parliament elections.

It has been a tumultuous week for the UK’s divorce proceedings from the EU, with MPs rejecting UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday.

The following day, MPs returned to debate and vote on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal.