Brexit: MPs set to vote on delaying EU departure.

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British MPs are set to vote tonight on whether to ask the EU for permission to delay Brexit beyond 29th March departure date. This comes after the legislators yesterday rejected no-deal Brexit by a narrow margin, preventing Britain from crashing out of the European Union without any transition phase.

Prime Minister Theresa May will also make a third attempt to get her Brexit deal through Parliament next week. May, however, has told the MPs that if her deal fails again to get their backing, a longer extension to Brexit will be needed, requiring the UK to take part in elections for the European Parliament in May.

The withdrawal agreement has twice been rejected by overwhelming majorities in the Parliament.

Meanwhile, president of the European Council, Donald Tusk has said that European capitals could approve a long delay to Brexit, if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its Brexit strategy and build consensus around it.

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