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Brexit bill paused after British MPs reject accelerated timetable

British MPs rejected Boris Johnson’s three-day Brexit legislation timetable by 322 votes to 308 on Tuesday evening. It’s a major blow to the UK prime minister’s wish to deliver Brexit by October 31. Johnson said after the motion to accelerate the deal failed that he would “pause” the Brexit legislation. Earlier, parliamentarians gave the Brexit legislation its first nod of approval in parliament, voting 329 to 299 to approve the second reading of the 110-page withdrawal bill. Johnson said earlier…