British parliament votes for ruling out no-deal Brexit in any scenario

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks ahead of a vote on Brexit in Parliament in London. (Reuters)

British lawmakers on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, in a non-binding vote which will increase pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to rule out a ‘no-deal’ exit.

Lawmakers voted by 312 to 308 in favor of Amendment A, a proposal put forward by a group of lawmakers calling on the government to rule out a no deal exit.

It went further than the government’s motion, which notes that parliament does not want to leave without a deal on March 29 and that the default legal position is to leave without a deal unless one is ratified by parliament.

Amendment A overrides the government’s motion.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53