In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UK lawmakers voted to postpone a decision on his Brexit deal with the European Union. Lawmakers voted 322-306 to withhold their approval on the Brexit deal until legislation to implement it has been passed. The vote aims to ensure that the UK can’t leave the EU without a Brexit deal on the scheduled Oct. 31 departure date. Legislation passed last month requires Johnson to ask the EU to delay Britain’s departure if a Brexit deal has not been passed by October 19. A defiant Johnson said after the vote that he was not “daunted or dismayed” by the result and insists he will still try to meet his deadline at the end of October.
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