MPs in the House of Commons voted narrowly by 312 votes to 308 on Wednesday night to take a no-deal Brexit off the table.

The vote is non-binding and regarded as meaningless.

It was followed by a second vote when UK prime minister Theresa May's government was again defeated, essentially on the same thing - keeping a no-deal Brexit off the table. It was defeated by 321 votes to 278.

MPs also voted against the Malthouse Compromise by 374 votes to 164, which proposed a 21-month transition to a no-deal and a guarantee of rights of EU citizens in the UK, subject to agreement from EU27.

On Wednesday, the UK government announced tariff rates in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which would cost €611m for Irish agri-food exports to the UK.

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