Jack Quann
Jack Quann

17.22 12 Jun 2019


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A motion which sought to stop Britain's next prime minister taking the UK out of the European Union without a deal has been defeated.

The UK Labour Party motion was defeated in the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon.

The Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP) had supported it, but MPs voted against it with a majority of 11 - by 298 to 309.

The Labour Party has said it still plans to use other methods to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Ahead of the vote, outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May warned against the move.

"It's an attempt by Labour and the Scottish nationalists to take control of the order paper - to take business of parliament away from the government.

"I think it's important that government is able to control the order paper, and that those decisions about what parliament is going to do are not handed over to Labour and the SNP".

Some Conservative leadership hopefuls looking to replace Mrs May earlier said they would leave the EU without a deal.

Michael Gove said Labour's plans "must be resisted" as "we must not rule out no deal."


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