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‘Like Titanic voting to remove the iceberg’: How Europe reacted to MPs’ rejection of no-deal Brexit

Le Figaro and The Irish Examiner

MPs are set to vote on whether to keep Britain in the EU longer than planned, but an increasingly frustrated EU has warned that an extension shouldn’t be taken for granted. 

The vote on Thursday on extending Article 50 comes after MPs rejected the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Brexit deal in any circumstances.

A cross-party amendment which seeks to rule out a no-deal Brexit was agreed by 312 to 308, a majority of just four, despite Theresa May whipping Tory MPs to vote against it.

The Government then tried to overturn the vote but failed in its bid as MPs voted by an even larger margin to reject no-deal by 321 votes to 278, a majority of 43. 

Here’s a rundown of how Europe’s…

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