UK Parliament votes against new referendum on Brexit

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The British parliament voted against an amendment proposing to hold a new referendum on Brexit. The other three amendments to the Brexit postponement resolution were also not adopted.

The British House of Commons on Thursday rejected the amendment to hold another referendum on Brexit in the UK.

The amendment was rejected by 334 votes. Only 85 parliamentarians supported the text that would invite British voters to choose whether their country should leave the EU on conditions approved by parliament or remain within the EU.

The other three amendments to the Brexit postponement resolution were also not adopted, two having been rejected and the third recalled by the author before the vote .

Prime Minister Theresa May warned that she would oppose this amendment, as would the other three tabled in parliament, and that she would not postpone Brexit until later on.

MEPs previously rejected the Prime Minister’s proposed Brexit deal and the possibility of withdrawing from the EU without agreement.

The European Union is ready to postpone Brexit if London submits a duly motivated request by 29 March.

In the 2016 referendum, 52% of Britons voted for Brexit.

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