September 4, 2019 / 8:32 PM / a month ago

UK lawmakers approve Brexit delay law, defeating PM Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers on Wednesday approved a piece of legislation designed to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government taking the country out of the European Union without a deal.

Lawmakers in Britain’s lower house of parliament voted 327 to 299 in favour of the plan. The legislation now passes to parliament’s upper chamber for approval.

Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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