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U.K. votes to delay Brexit

Neil Hodge | March 14, 2019

The United Kingdom’s Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to delay the country’s exit from the European Union in another defeat for beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May.

Following consecutive votes over the two previous days to dump May’s Brexit deal agreed with the European Union and to take “no deal” off the table at all costs, Members of Parliament voted 412-202 Thursday to ask the European Union for a delay.

The United Kingdom is still officially due—and legally bound—to leave the European Union in 15 days on 29 March, unless all 27 EU member states and the European Commission agree to an extension.

Indications are that Brussels will agree to change the deadline, but the key questions are for how long, and under what circumstances?

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has always said the negotiations should be concluded so they do not interfere with European Parliamentary elections that take place at the end of May. British MPs...

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