UK parliament votes against May's Brexit motion

UK parliament votes against May's Brexit motion

The House of Commons voted by 303 votes to 258 against a motion reiterating support for British Prime Minister Theresa May's approach to Brexit — support expressed by lawmakers in votes just two weeks ago.

The defeat has no legal force and Downing Street said it would not change the PM's approach to talks with the EU.

Two weeks ago, Parliament sent a contradictory message, voting to send May back to Brussels to seek changes to a section of the withdrawal agreement intended to ensure an open border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Brexit.

The crunch vote is now expected to come on February 27 - and lawmakers who fear leaving without a deal could try to seize control of Britain's departure from the EU, Reuters reported.