British lawmakers have granted Prime Minister Theresa May a two-week reprieve, postponing their threatened rebellion aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit after she agreed to a possible delay to Britain’s departure from the EU.
Lawmakers Wednesday approved a three-step plan that would give the prime minister more time to renegotiate her deal with the European Union.
If May’s bill fails, parliamentarians will vote on March 13 and 14 to decide whether to leave the EU without any deal on March 29 or postpone it to a later date.
Lawmakers overwhelmingly backed the proposal by 520 votes to 20 amendments put forward by former Labor Minister Yvette Cooper to tie May to the time frame.
MPs also voted against the opposition Labour Party’s alternative Brexit plan. The amendment – which envisaged the UK joining a customs union with the EU – was defeated by 323 votes to 240. Following the defeat, the Labour announced it would now support a new public…