UK MPs vote for amendment to force Brexit delay

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Added On October 21, 2019

British lawmakers have voted for a key amendment to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek another Brexit extension from the European Union (EU).

 
World News reports.
 
By 322 to 306, MPs supported an amendment that will withhold parliamentary approval for Johnson's deal until parliament passes the EU withdrawal bill legislation.   
 
Saturday's decision does not mean that Johnson's deal has failed, but it will make it difficult for him to stick to his deadline of ending Britain's membership of the EU on October 31.
 
Under a law passed by the House of Commons, Johnson was required to write to Brussels to seek another extension.
 
Hours after the vote, president of the European Council Donald Tusk tweeted that he had received a letter from London. 
 
According to media reports, in the letter, Johnson requested a further extension to January 31, 2020, but refused to sign it.
 
Johnson told MPs that he will not negotiate a delay with the EU, adding that the law does not compel him to do so.