The British Parliament on Saturday passed a measure to delay a decision on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, dealing a blow to the British leader and complicating government plans to leave the European Union at the end of October.
The Parliament advanced the amendment at the last minute, halting support for Johnson’s agreement until legislation is passed to prevent a no-deal exit from the EU. Johnson had pushed for lawmakers to support his plan in a vote schedule for Saturday.
The amendment passed by a vote of 322 to 306. It was proposed by Oliver Letwin, a member of the British Parliament who was kicked out of Johnson’s Conservative Party last month for backing a law to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
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