MPs vote in favour of postponing Brexit with the European Union approval
- Author: Tracy Klein Mar 15, 2019,
Mar 15, 2019, 1:29
Britain's parliament will vote again on Wednesday on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal, which most economists say would cause significant harm to the economy.
MPs have backed a delay to Article 50 on a third night of votes on Brexit in the House of Commons.
"We talked about Brexit, something that's turning out to be a little more complex than they thought it would be", Trump said at an annual Capitol Hill luncheon for the Irish.
The first vote is on Amendment H, which supports a second referendum.
However, many who support a second referendum abstained because they knew the vote would lose, and they believe they will get a better chance in the near future. "Maybe I shouldn't let you do it, I'll just get you in trouble".
He also said another vote on Brexit would be unfair, and reiterated that he would like to see a US trade deal with the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU.
Jeremy Corbyn lost an amendment that would force the Government to hold debates to find an alternative approach to Mrs May's Withdrawal Agreement. Also, despite today's vote passing the motion to request a Brexit deadline extension, the delay is still contingent on approval from the other 27 members of the European Union. Despite the failure of the amendments, the government's main motion to revoke Article 50 passed with an overwhelming 412 to 202 majority.
"I would be delighted if a consensus emerges behind the Prime Minister's deal over the next day or two".
Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell told Sky: "Philip Hammond said he was opposed to no deal and was interested in compromise". "Join us now in working through that compromise, because we think MPs, in the interests of the country, will put party politics aside and do that".