MPs have voted to delay Brexit beyond the scheduled date of March 29 amid dramatic scenes in the House of Commons.
Parliamentarians backed putting off the UK’s departure date from the European Union by 412 to 202 on Thursday.
An extension is not guaranteed automatically, as any such move needs the unanimous approval of all 27 EU states.
If an extension is granted, the UK will not be leaving the EU on March 29.
Only a refusal by the leaders of the 27 remaining EU states to grant an extension, at a Brussels summit next week, could now preserve March 29 as Brexit day.
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