Boris Johnson’s dream of leaving the EU on Halloween with a Brexit deal has been dealt a serious blow, and he has told MPs he will now “pause” the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB).
So, what does this mean and what happens now?
MPs voted by 329 votes to 299, majority 30, to approve the Bill in principle, the first time the Commons has been prepared to back any Brexit deal put before it.
Even though MPs voted in favour of the Bill, they voted by 322 to 308 to reject Mr Johnson’s plan to take the legislation through the Commons in just three days.
Mr Johnson told MPs he would “pause” the WAB until the EU takes a decision on whether to grant another Brexit delay.