UK lawmakers pass bill to force Brexit delay to avoid no-deal exit
Almaty. April 4. KazTAG - British lawmakers have approved a bill that would oblige Theresa May to legislate against leaving the EU without a deal on April 12. May has been meeting with the opposition to find a way out of the Brexit impasse.
Members of Britain's Parliament have passed a motion to rule out the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a withdrawal deal.
The bill, put forward by Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper, would force Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for an extension to stop a no-deal Brexit.
The measure passed by a vote of 313-312 in the lower chamber, the House of Commons. The bill now passes to the upper chamber, the House of Lords, for final approval on Thursday.
A spokesman for May said the government was "disappointed" with the outcome.
"The prime minister has already set out a clear process through which we can leave the European Union with a deal and we have already committed to seeking a further extension," he added.
The vote came after May met with the head of the opposition, Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn, to try to find a compromise deal for leaving the EU that would break the Brexit deadlock.
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