LONDON: Members of the British Parliament on Monday voted to back a Brexit amendment that will see the House of Commons voting on a series of alternatives to the Brexit options on Wednesday.
MPs voted by 329 to 302 to back the Letwin amendment, led by former ministers Oliver Letwin and Dominic Grieve, which effectively allowed the Parliament to take control of the Brexit process, and delivered another blow to Prime Minister Theresa May.
The Guardian reported that 30 MPs from May’s party including three ministers voted for the amendment. The three ministers were also reported to have resigned.
They were Business Minister Richard Harrington, Foreign Minister Alistair Burt and Health Minister Steve Brine.
In his resignation letter, published by The Guardina, Richard Harrington had explained that it was a “difficult decision” for him but he had to consider the economic consequences of Brexit and also called on the prime minister to act on “national interest and enable the parliament to this week to to find a consensus which we can use as our negotiating position moving forward.”
The UK parliament will vote on a series of alternatives on Brexit on Wednesday including the possibility of a second Brexit referendum. – Bernama-NNN-Agencies