NEW DELHI: British members of parliament Saturday voted to further drag the Brexit deal with the European Union (EU), following the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s efforts to materialise the ambitious plan.
The lawmakers argued that they would need more time to study the content including the impact of the UK leaving the EU club.
The development may, however, require Britain to seek more time or at least a three-month extension to the Brexit deal from EU in the absence of the parliamentarians nod.
On Thursday, the UK has inked a Brexit pact with the EU.
Meanwhile, Johnson, after the vote told the parliament that he would not negotiate a delay with the EU and would not be compelled by law to do so.
“I will tell our friends and colleagues in the EU exactly what I have told everyone else in the last 88 days that I have served as prime minister: that further delay would be bad for the country, bad for the European Union and bad for democracy,” the British leader added.
In June 2016, 52% voted the United Kingdom (UK) to quit the European Union (EU). The UK and the EU agreed to a deal in November 2018 but Parliamentarians rejected it.