MPs have voted to reject leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
Theresa May said there was a “clear majority” against a no-deal Brexit but the “legal default” was that the UK would leave without a deal on 29 March if no deal is reached.
MPs will now get a vote on delaying Brexit, said the prime minister.
That vote will take place on Thursday, and if it is passed – and the EU agrees to it – the UK will not leave the EU as planned on 29 March.
Mrs May said there could be a short delay to implement a deal agreed in the next few days, or a longer delay if no agreement is reached.
The government tabled a motion to prevent