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British MPs have narrowly rejected the prospect of a no-deal Brexit in any circumstances.

The non-legally binding vote in the House of Commons was passed by 312 votes in favour to 308 against - a majority of just four votes.

They're holding three this evening - with the final one on whether or not they oppose the UK leaving the EU without a deal specifically on March 29th.

The vote came 24-hours after the British government was defeated in a crucial vote on its withdrawal deal.

The revised deal was voted down on Tuesday by 391 votes to 242 in favour - a majority of 149.

Speaking after the vote tonight, British Prime Minister Theresa May said:  "These are about the choices that this house faces.

"The legal default in UK and EU remains that the UK will leave the EU without a deal unless something else is agreed.

"The onus is now on everyone of us in this house to find out what that is.

"The options before us are the same as they always have been."

"We could leave with the deal which this government has negotiated over the past two years, we could leave with the deal we have negotiated that's subject to a second referendum - but that could risk no Brexit at all, damaging the fragile trust between the British public and the members of this house.

"We could seek to negotiate a different deal, however the EU has been clear that the deal on the table is indeed the only deal available."

MPs are now set to vote tomorrow whether they approve a delay in the Brexit process.


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