Boris faces setback as UK MPs vote to delay Brexit

Beleaguered United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit hopes were dealt a further blow as the UK Parliament voted to delay Britain's exit from the Eurpoean Union (EU) on Saturday.

The PM has vowed to introduce legislation needed to implement his agreement in Parliament next week.
The PM has vowed to introduce legislation needed to implement his agreement in Parliament next week. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@HoCPress

Sitting for a session on Saturday for the first time in 37 years, the House of Commons passed the Letwin amendment,  which "withholds approval" for Johnson's Brexit deal until legislation implementing it has been passed, by 322 votes to 306.

Following a massive effort at the negotiating table with the EU to reach a deal this Thursday, Johnson has vowed not to give up on the October 31 Brexit deadline he had promised on becoming Prime Minister. 

The PM has vowed to introduce legislation needed to implement his agreement in Parliament next week. Johnson said he was not "daunted or dismayed" and he still believed the best thing for the UK was to leave the EU later this month on the basis of his "excellent deal".

"I will not negotiate a delay with the EU and neither does the law compel me to do," he said.

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