March 13, 2019 / 7:01 AM / 5 months ago

UK Parliament voted down its 'last chance' on Brexit deal - EU's Moscovici

FILE PHOTO: European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici attends a news conference at the end of a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

PARIS (Reuters) - The British parliament has lost its “last chance” to reach a deal on Brexit, said the European Union’s Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Wednesday.

“We have done everything we could do,” Moscovici told France 2 television.

On Tuesday, British lawmakers crushed Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay.

“It is tome now for the British to say what they want, now that they said what they don’t want,” Moscovici said.

He added the European Union and member states now have to speed up preparation for the Brexit.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Inti Landauro

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