Third voting of week sees UK Parliament choosing to delay Brexit beyond March 29
London, March 15: The UK saw the third voting of the week related to Brexit on Thursday, March 14, and in this, the MPs have gave their verdict in favour of a delay for Brexit. The verdict came in favour with 413-202 votes and Prime Minister Theresa May can now ask the European Union (EU) for a delay.
The Brexit was set to happen on March 29 but after Thursday's voting, the country may not leave the EU on that date.
According to a report in BBC, May said Brexit could be deferred by three months and take place on June 30 if the MPs back her deal in a yet another voting next week. May's deal has already been rejected twice with the second earlier this week. In case May's deal hits the wall a third time, the premier will seek a longer extension though the delay in Brexit has to be agreed by 27 other members of the European body.
In Thursday's voting though, most MPs of May's Conservative Party voted against deferring Brexit and the PM had to rely on Opposition Labour and other parties to see it through. Seven cabinet members have also voted against a Brexit delay.
Meanwhile, some Labour leaders resigned to disobey the party's orders to abstain from voting on another referendum.
The PM was forced to offer the parliamentarians a vote on delaying Brexit after they rejected her withdrawal deal on Tuesday, March 12, and then voted to trash a no-deal Brexit.