UK Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 2:36 PM
UK Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit

Source: Parliament TV via AP

The British House of Commons has voted by 412 to 202 to postpone Brexit beyond its original date of March 29. Article 50 will now be extended until June 30. 

This comes a day after Parliament voted against a no-deal Brexit and two days after Parliament again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Parliament also voted down a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union on Thursday. In the first referendum in 2016, Brits voted 52-to-48 in favor of Brexit.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is calling for a public vote on a Brexit deal, considering May's plan was rejected by Parliament by historic proportions. May has pushed back at Corbyn by noting his alternative is also unpopular. Asking the public may help "break the deadlock," he suggested.

Watching the process unfold from the White House, President Trump lamented that PM May "didn't listen" to his advice when he telling her how to negotiate last year. He's "surprised" by how badly it's gone.

This post has been updated.