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United Kingdom lawmakers vote to delay Brexit past March deadline

15 March 2019

The motion, put forward by the government, passed by 413 votes to 202.

The pollsters also found a "limited appetite" for a "lengthy" delay should MPs vote this evening to begin negotiations to extend Article 50, with the sample of the general population supporting of a short delay (47 per cent) over a longer delay (33 per cent).

Against the euro, sterling was also stronger, hitting 86.020 pence but was below 22-month lows of 84.755 pence touched on Tuesday before hopes for May's Brexit deal to pass were crushed.

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Cabinet Office minister David Lidington told MPs that in this case, the Government would stage two weeks of debate following the March 21-22 summit for the Commons to try to establish a majority around a different plan.

Chief Whip, Julian Smith abstained.

The first vote is on Amendment H, which supports a second referendum.

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The cross-party amendment, tabled by Labour's Hilary Benn and Yvette Cooper and Tory Sir Oliver Letwin, would force a series of votes to indicate MPs' preferences.

In truth, the drama has already well and truly started with the breaking news this lunchtime that MPs will be allowed to vote on an amendment that could bring about a second referendum - with remaining in the European Union one of the options. One Labour MP voted in both lobbies and is counted as an abstention.

Theresa May then narrowly saw off a bid by MPs to seize control of the Brexit process. The PM only won because six Labour and four Independent MPs voted against the Remainer plot.

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But Labour called on him to join them in cross-party talks on finding a "compromise" which can command the support of Parliament, after Mrs May's authority was severely dented by defeat in a vote to rule out a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday. It was defeated by 318 votes to 302.

UK Parliament will vote for an extension on the Brexit date this Thursday.

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United Kingdom lawmakers vote to delay Brexit past March deadline