UK PM must ask for Brexit extension after MPs vote for approval delay

It was billed as a decisive day for Brexit, but MPs have voted to delay the approval of Boris Johnson’s new divorce deal.

Johnson had hoped that the House of Commons would back his agreement with the EU, which was sealed this week.

But an amendment was put forward by Sir Oliver Letwin to the government motion, which will see MPs withhold their approval until the implementing legislation is passed, namely the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

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