MPs reject opposition move to block no-deal Brexit

British lawmakers on Wednesday defeated an attempt led by the opposition Labour Party to try to block a no-deal Brexit by seizing control of the parliamentary agenda from the government.

Lawmakers voted 309 to 298 against the measure, which would have given opponents of leaving the European Union without an exit deal guaranteed time in parliament on June 25 to introduce legislation.

Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is searching for a new leader after Prime Minister Theresa May resigned, having failed three times to persuade parliament to back her Brexit deal.

That has spurred some of those hoping to succeed her – including front-runner Boris Johnson – to promise that they will not delay Brexit beyond its current scheduled date of Oct. 31.

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