BREXIT: Parliament rejects all eight options tabled during debate yesterday

WEIGHING OPTIONS: Parliament continues to debate Brexit today. CREDIT: Shutterstock

PARLIAMENT continues to debate options surrounding Britain’s withdrawal from the EU after MPs rejected eight options yesterday (Wednesday).

MPs refused to back all eight options tabled during debates held to find a way forward on Brexit.

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Results of votes held last night further cemented the current impasse gripping British politics over Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

The options given to MPs included leaving the EU with no deal on Friday April 12, dropping plans to leave all together and a second referendum.

MPs were also asked if they would back leaving the bloc but remaining in a customs union. They also voted on whether to leave but remain in the European Economic Area (EEA) or rejoining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Labour’s approach to leaving was also put to MPs and agreeing to allow British goods to have access to EU markets for another two years. 

It comes as British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal remained unapproved as Britain was scheduled to leave the EU tomorrow (Friday).

Some Conservative MPs including Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said they would be prepared to back May’s deal.

But the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which props up the minority Conservative government in Parliament, said it would still vote the deal down without substantial changes.


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