The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another crushing defeat in parliament after lawmakers voted to block possible preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
British lawmakers in the House of Commons, who oppose leaving the European Union without an accord, voted on Tuesday to curtail the government’s powers to amend laws that would allow smooth taxation after a no-deal Brexit.
The amendment to the finance bill was passed by 303 votes to 296 and would require the government to obtain parliamentary approval before changing tax laws.
“This vote is an important step to prevent a no-deal Brexit. It shows that there is no majority in Parliament, the Cabinet or the country for crashing out of the EU without an agreement,” opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party said.
May’s government downplayed the significance of the defeat, saying the vote would not change the fact that the UK had to leave the 28-member…