Brexit turmoil in Parliament seems to have hit a never-ending deadlock. The overall Leave-Remain split has resulted in no option having overwhelming or even slightly convincing support in the recent indicative votes. This week, Prime Minister Theresa May faces a crucial time in the Brexit process as she seeks breakthroughs both at home and abroad.
The Parliamentary agenda this week can see each day reshape the Brexit developments.
The schedule could see another round of votes on possible Brexit alternatives, a report back from the emergency EU summit in Brussels, and votes on orders to trigger the European Parliamentary elections and to postpone the UK’s exit from the EU again.
There might even be an attempt from the Government to secure another so-called meaningful vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal in what would be the fourth try to pass the agreement.
But as Westminster continue its Brexit deadlock we ask our readers to vote on what they would prefer as a Brexit alternative.
You can cast your vote on what you want to happen with Brexit in the poll below – and read on to find out what each option could mean for the UK.
A no-deal Brexit means the UK would crash out of the EU without any agreement in place about what their future relationship would look like.
This is not what Parliament want but it’s a possible outcome if politicians can’t agree on what should happen next.
In case of a no-deal Brexit, a number of things could happen, including re-intruduced border checks, trade between the UK and the EU could be severely affected, adults may need a special driving permit to drive in EU countries and it could cost more money to use your phone abroad in remaining member states of the bloc.
This is not what anybody in Parliament wants, but it’s a possible outcome if Parliament can’t agree on what should happen next.
As things stand a no-deal Brexit would happen on April 12 in the absence of any other decisions.
But it could still happen at a later date if any further extension fails to break the Brexit deadlock.
The no-deal alternative remains the default outcome if MPs can’t agree on anything else.
The Prime Minister could decide the best way to break the Brexit deadlock would be to hold an early general election.
If she decides to call an election she would need to ask MPs to vote for it under the terms of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.
Two-thirds of all MPs would need to support the move.
Another possibility is to hold another referendum on Brexit.
This could either be done in the same way as the 2016 referendum, which was legally non-binding and advisory.
But some MPs want to hold a binding referendum where the result would take effect immediately.
For a second referendum to be held, time would be required for the Electoral Commission to consider and advise on the question and could see the Brexit process severely delayed.