May loses bid to halt voting on Brexit alternatives

London - Prime Minister Theresa May's government has lost a bid to halt voting by lawmakers on possible alternatives to the deal she has agreed for Britain to leave the European Union.

Lawmakers in the Commons, parliament's elected main house, voted by 331 to 287 in favour of a motion to allow the house to hold non-binding "indicative" votes later Wednesday.
The government opposed the motion, saying the holding of indicative votes would set a "worrying precedent."
Andrea Leadsom, May's leader in the Commons, urged lawmakers to bear in mind that any Brexit deal "needs to be deliverable, needs to be negotiable [with the EU]."


Wednesday, March 27th 2019

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