15 Mar 2019
AP — British lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on Brexit — at least for now.
The U.K. Parliament voted Thursday 413 to 202 to ask the European Union to delay the U.K.’s exit from the bloc beyond the scheduled date of March 29.
The vote comes a day after U.K. lawmakers committed Britain to staying in the EU unless a divorce deal is ratified.
With the approaching deadline intensifying fears that Britain could leave the bloc without a deal — a move that economists say could spark economic turmoil — the U.K. Parliament voted Wednesday to rule out the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
However, the final say on whether to grant Britain a delay rests with leaders of the 27 remaining EU nations.
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