Brexit delayed amid Tory chaos over way forward

MPs voted down no-deal Brexit in any conditions pound soars 9-month high

UK Parliament votes to delay Brexit but rejects second referendum

May plans to hold another vote on her deal next week although lawmakers have already rejected it twice.

The government said it would ask for a "technical" delay until 30 June to pass necessary legislation if MPs finally approve the deal next week.

In the pouring rain in Sunderland, northeast England, which was the first place in Britain to declare a vote to leave the EU, Farage, wearing a flat cap and carrying an umbrella, said Brexit was now in danger of being scuttled by the establishment.

Guy Verhofstadt was tweeting after MPs voted to delay Brexit beyond March 29 in parliamentary scenes which saw the Conservative Party split down the middle.

Yesterday, more than half of Tory MPs - including seven Cabinet ministers, at least 33 other ministers and whips and five party vice-chairs - voted against Theresa May's motion to put back the date of the UK's exit from the EU.

Professor Iain Begg, of the European Institute and co-director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said: "EU agreement is likely, but the EU side will want reassurance that the extension is for a goal, not just to permit further procrastination by the UK".

It's due to end at Parliament on March 29, the day the United Kingdom was supposed to leave.

The vote against a no-deal Brexit was non-binding, but investors believe Britain will now avert a disorderly Brexit that would severely damage its economy.

Southgate jumps to defence of Rice after England inclusion
Reid, however, believes Ireland need to continue scouring the country for players who might be eligible to play for them. On Rice call-up: "We've tracked him for quite a while".

A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "She has been working tirelessly to make a deal and she will continue to do that".

MPs are set to vote on the latest version of her Withdrawal Agreement by March 20, with Tory MPs and the DUP still seeking further legal assurances over the Irish backstop element of the deal.

The government whipped its MPs to vote against all proposed amendments; while the Labour party announced before the vote that it would not formally back any amendment supporting a second referendum.

The deal May struck with the European Union has remained deadlocked in the British parliament, chiefly by disagreement over the so-called Irish "backstop" - a measure to keep trade flowing and avoid barriers at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

"Certainly, the prospect of a further referendum would be persuasive for the European Union, but with 27 potential veto players, it can not be taken for granted".

But Parliament could also express its views on alternative options including another General Election, a vote of no confidence or another referendum.

The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator has cast doubt on the European Commission's desire to allow an extension to Article 50 while Parliament still appears to be in "deadlock".

Latest News