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British Parliament approves draft law which prevents "no-deal" Brexit

309 MPs voted “for”, 81 – “against” the draft law.
08:34, 9 April 2019

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The British Parliament approved the draft law, which provides the lawmakers with a possibility to examine and even change Theresa May’s offer to postpone Brexit till June 30, as Reuters reported. 

“Both houses of parliament have tonight strongly made clear their view that a no deal would be deeply damaging to jobs, manufacturing and security of our country,” said Yvette Cooper, one of those responsible for proposing the legislation.

309 MPs voted “for”, 81 – “against” the draft law.

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“But lawmakers want additional legal guarantees against a “no-deal” exit happening on April 12 - the current exit day - and have crafted a law forcing ministers to consult with parliament on Tuesday before May goes to Brussels,” the news agency reads.

Earlier, the House of Commons of the British Parliament ruled to delay the procedure of Brexit until late June. 

412 MPs upheld the decision; 202 voted against

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On March 20, British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote a letter to President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, asking Brexit to be delayed until June 30, 2019.

On March 14, the House of Commons of the UK Parliament did not approve a repeated referendum on the issue of the country's withdrawal from the EU.

The exit of the UK from the EU was scheduled for March 29, 2019. It was determined by a referendum in June 2016, 51.89% of Britons supported the country's withdrawal from the EU in order to regain control over its own funds, laws, borders, and the internal market.
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