March 13, 2019 / 7:25 PM / in 8 days

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

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 a 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.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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