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Theresa May Loses Letwin Vote As Parliament Grabs Brexit Control

LONDON: UK Lawmakers on Monday have voted to effectively rip control of the Brexit process away from Theresa May’s ailing government.

Parliament passed an amendment giving itself the power to vote on alternatives to the government’s Brexit plan.

Lawmakers backed Letwin’s proposal by 329 votes to 302, and were almost certain to confirm their decision in the final vote of the evening on the overall “motion as amended”.

Last week, the EU agreed to delay Britain’s original March 29 departure date because of the deadlock. Now, it will leave the EU on May 22 if May’s deal is approved by parliament this week. If not, it will have until April 12 to outline its plans.