UK Commons passes amendment withholding approval of Johnson's Brexit Deal

UK Commons passes amendment withholding approval of Johnson's Brexit Deal
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  • calendar-gray 19 October 2019

UK lawmakers held an emergency session on Saturday to discuss the Brexit deal worked out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union, forcing No 10 to delay the UK's exit from the bloc to a later date, APA reports citing BBC.

MPs passed a backbench amendment to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, thus delaying the UK's divorce from the EU.

Lawmakers voted 322 to 306 on an amendment tabled by independent MP Oliver Letwin forcing Johnson under the law to delay Brexit at 11 pm, in accordance with the terms of the Benn Act, a September 9 act of parliament requiring him to seek an extension to Brexit in certain circumstances, and proposing a new tentative withdrawal date of January 31, 2020.

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