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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