British Parliament fails to adopt an alternative to May's Brexit deal


Labour legislator Yvette Cooper, one of the bill's sponsors, says "we are now in a really unsafe situation with a serious and growing risk of no-deal in 10 days' time".

EU's objection to more short extension is rather clear though. The EU is also opposed to a no-deal Brexit because it'll also hurt their economies.

The Guardian's analysis said May "still faces an intractable decision, a ticking clock, a mutinous party, an aghast British public and a frankly baffled European Union".

Yvette Cooper is behind a bill which could prevent no-deal.

The late-night vote will need to be confirmed by the other house in the United Kingdom parliament, the House of Lords, before it becomes binding on the prime minister.

Mark Francois said: "It's hard to argue that you've had an extremely considered debate when you've rammed the bill through the House of Commons in barely four hours".

"That is not, sir, a considered debate", Francois said. Last week, all eight such votes failed to achieve a majority complicating the already messy situation.

The draft legislation will next be considered in the Lords as early as Thursday.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn underlined that one of the options was narrowly defeated and could be voted on again.

A No 10 spokesman said on Wednesday that both parties showed "flexibility" and "a commitment to bring the... uncertainty to a close".

Corbyn said the meeting was "useful, but inconclusive", adding there had not been "as much change as (he) had expected" in May's position.

British Conservative MP Kenneth Clarke speaks after a round of voting on alternative Brexit options at the House of Commons in London, Britain April 1, 2019 in this still image taken from video.

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But if they can not reach a consensus, she has pledged to allow MPs to vote on a number of options, including the deal she has negotiated with the European Union, which has already been rejected twice by MPs.

Michel Barnier said a long extension to the UK's 12 April exit date had "significant risks for the EU" and a "strong justification would be needed".

The party May's government relies on for support, Northern Ireland's DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), is still not prepared to back her deal.

"The Prime Minister's statement was a welcome step towards compromise, but there are still many obstacles on the path ahead".

The Labour Party has proposed that Britain remain in the EU customs union even after leaving the bloc.

Calls on the government to negotiate an enhanced Norway-style deal which would include membership of the EU's single market as well as a customs arrangement with the EU.

Motion D (Common market 2.0) was defeated by 282 votes to 261, majority 21, with Motion E (second referendum) rejected by 292 votes to 280, majority 12. "I have to tell you the truth", Barnier said in Brussels.

However, party chairman Ian Lavery is reported to have warned against the idea, arguing that it could split the party.

Skeptical lawmakers, reluctant to take her word for it, approved a hastily crafted law that compels May to ask for an extension to the Brexit deadline if a no-deal departure is looming.

The EU would have to agree to any further delay to the Article 50 negotiating period, and have said Britain would need to give a reason for the delay.

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