JILL LAWLESS and MIKE CORDER
LONDON (AP) — In major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.K. lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.
The prime minister is now required by law to ask the EU to delay Britain's departure, currently scheduled for Oct. 31. But a defiant Johnson said he still aimed to meet the deadline and would not "negotiate" a postponement with the EU. The bloc said it would wait to hear from the British government about what it wanted to do next.
At a rare weekend sitting of Parliament, lawmakers voted 322-306 to withhold their approval on the Brexit deal until legislation to implement it has