MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit

Theresa May has suffered another humiliating defeat in a further vote on her Brexit plans.

By Sam Cooper
Wednesday, 13 March, 2019, 18:38

With just 15 days to go until the United Kingdom was due to leave the EU, MPs voted to reject leaving without a withdrawal agreement.

It is not a legally-binding decision - and it does not rule out the UK leaving the EU but it means MPs could now get a vote on delaying Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

That vote would take place on Thursday, and if it is passed – and the EU agrees to it –  the UK will not leave the union as planned on March 29.

MPs are now voting on whether the PM's Brexit plan should be scrapped in favour of a ‘managed no deal’.

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The government has tabled its own motion on rejecting a no-deal Brexit on March 29 - but MPs have now voted to reject no-deal under any circumstances.

A number of Conservative ministers also rebelled against the party whip to reject leaving without a deal.

More to follow.