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EU says UK must advise on next Brexit steps as soon as possible

The commission "takes note of the vote in the House of Commons today on the so-called Letwin Amendment meaning that the Withdrawal Agreement itself was not put to vote today," spokeswoman wrote. "It will be for the government to inform us about the next steps as soon as possible," she added.

The European Union says it is up to the U.K. government to tell the 27 EU member states "as soon as possible" what action it will take after the was not voted on Saturday.

EU Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said the EU executive took note of the vote and did not suggest a course of action.

"It will be for the government to inform us about the next steps as soon as possible," she said on Twitter.

Had the deal been approved, the EU parliament had planned to back the Brexit deal by Thursday evening.

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