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UK lawmakers decide not to leave EU without deal

Devdiscourse News Desk london United Kingdom
Updated: 14-03-2019 01:34 IST
UK lawmakers decide not to leave EU without deal

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British lawmakers on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, in a non-binding vote which will increase pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to rule out a 'no-deal' exit. Lawmakers voted by 312 to 308 in favour of a Amendment A, a proposal put forward by a group of lawmakers calling on the government to rule out a no deal exit.

It went further than the government's motion, which notes that parliament does not want to leave without a deal on March 29 and that the default legal position is to leave without a deal unless one is ratified by parliament. Amendment A overrides the government's motion.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United Kingdom