Indicative Votes Results: MPs Reject All Alternative Brexit Options Again

Indicative Votes Results: MPs Reject All Alternative Brexit Options Again

Speaking on the Sunday Politics Scotland programme, she said: "I've worked very closely with some Labour MPs who didn't feel able to support the way it was worded last time to craft it into a form that's more palatable for them".

"Although doing what I believed to be in the country's best interests at that moment in time, I quickly realised that I should not have voted with the Government on Friday afternoon".

Tory former chancellor Ken Clarke's customs union plan requires any Brexit deal to include, as a minimum, a commitment to negotiate a "permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU".

Despite seeing her deal defeated for a third time last week, the Prime Minister is determined to bring it back to the Commons again in a final roll of the dice before the European Union deadline of April 12.

Last week's series of indicative motions failed to find a popular way forward, so more votes will take place today.

He said: "It is the only option which keeps the [PM's] deal alive and is not contingent on more European Union negotiations". That means our immediate priority is to back proposals to stop Brexit in line with the views of people here.

The indicative votes were brought around after MPs backed a motion by Tory MP Oliver Letwin that allowed them to seize control of the Commons order paper, doing away with the convention that the Government controls the business of Parliament on any given day.

This could also provide the final nail in Theresa May's career as Prime Minister.

In the event of revoking Article 50, an inquiry would be held to find out what type of future relationship with the European Union could command majority support in the United Kingdom and be acceptable to Brussels.

Currently, May's withdrawal agreement contains the potential for the United Kingdom to be stuck indefinitely in a customs union with the EU. However the trade deals secured by Liam Fox over the past two years would suggest otherwise.

Motion D also known as Common market 2.0, proposes United Kingdom membership of the European Free Trade Association and European Economic Area.

Last week, SNP MPs abstained on a proposal to just be members of the customs union and on a proposal known as common market 2.0.

Labour's shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said her party will back the so-called "Common Market 2.0" proposals put forward by Conservative MP Nick Boles in the second round of indicative votes on Brexit options on Monday night.

On March 27, 188 MPs voted for this, 283 voted against.

This gives the public a vote to approve any Brexit deal passed by Parliament, before it can be implemented.

This proved the most popular option last week among MPs.

Secondly, if an extension is not possible, then the plan would turn to MPs to decide between no-deal or revoking Article 50 altogether.

If MPs pick the latter, an inquiry would seek to find an option on a UK-EU relationship that could realistically win support.

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