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British officials vote to delay Brexit past March 29 deadline

Mar 15, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Brexit just got a bit further away.

After weeks of political gridlock, Britain's Parliament voted Thursday to seek a delay of the country's departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29.

With Brexit due in 15 days and no divorce deal yet approved, the House of Commons voted 412-202 to ask the bloc to postpone Britain's exit until at least June 30.

The vote gives Prime Minister Theresa May some breath...