LONDON (AP) British lawmakers faced another tumultuous day today, as Parliament prepared to vote on whether to request a delay to the countrys scheduled departure from the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May struggled to shore up her shattered authority.
A new round of Brexit tussles came a day after chaotic scenes in the House of Commons, when lawmakers voted to rule out leaving the EU without an agreement on divorce terms. A dozen government ministers abstained rather than support Mays bid to preserve the no-deal option, while another voted against, and resigned.
Lawmakers were deciding today whether to seek a delay to Brexit, currently due to take place on March 29. May grudgingly granted the vote after Parliament twice rejected her EU divorce deal. Despite the rebuffs, May has signaled she will try a third time to get backing for the agreement next week.