British MPs vote to change original Brexit date in law to April 12 or May 22
British lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to change original Brexit departure date in law to April 12 or May 22 as British Prime Minister Theresa May was in an 11 hour appeal to Tory MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
MPs voted 441 to 105 in the House of Commons to bring the new Brexit date into law and remove the original plan for Britain to leave the European Union on March 29.
Earlier Wednesday, May told MPs that she will quit as prime minister if the British parliament backs her Brexit plan, which was rejected twice by MPs since January.
In appealing to Tory MPs to support her Brexit deal, the prime minister said that she was prepared to step down earlier than planned.