Live: MPs vote to take no-deal Brexit off the table forever

MPs have voted to rule out the possibility of a no-deal Brexit entirely.

Parliamentarians voted 321 to 278, a majority of 43, to rule out the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal at any time.

Theresa May insisted however that no-deal remains her default option if an agreement can not be struck.

It comes 24 hours after Mrs May’s Withdrawal Agreement was rejected comprehensively for a second time.

The prime minister also confirmed that MPs will vote on Thursday whether to seek an extension to Article 50.

This could involve a short delay to implement a deal agreed in the next few days or a longer delay if no agreement is reached, she said.

ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston said the latest vote represented a “huge setback” for Mrs May.

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