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British Conservative MP Ken Clarke speaking  in the House of Commons on Monday. His customs union proposal was rejected by 276 votes to 273. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via Reuters

What just happened? MPs were again unable to find a majority for any alternative Brexit deal in a series of indicative votes, as was the case in the (...)

Chuka Umunna speaking at the Independent Group launch in London. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

As they faced the press in a small, overcrowded room across the river from Westminster, the seven MPs leaving Labour discouraged any comparison with t(...)

Britain’s Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay speaking in the House of Commons in London on February 14th, 2019, ahead of a vote on amendments to the Brexit withdrawal bill. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has put a new motion before her parliament that effectively asks parliament to allow her to continue negotiating to seek(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  greets Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat: former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said he would accept a deal with a time-limited backstop. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga

Theresa May hopes to convince the House of Commons on Tuesday to give her another fortnight’s grace to keep pushing for changes to the Irish backstop (...)

A source said Tory MPs are worried about a no-deal Brexit, but want to give Theresa May time to conduct negotiations. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

A crunch vote in which MPs could force Theresa May’s hand on Brexit is set to be delayed until the end of the month or even later, it has emerged. Un(...)

Any successful amendments will not have the force of law, but will carry heavy political weight as a signal to Downing Street and Brussels of what kind of Brexit MPs are likely to approve. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The House of Commons is due to vote on Tuesday on a series of amendments relating to the Brexit process. This follows the defeat by 432 votes to 202 (...)

Sir Graham Brady’s amendment to the Brexit withdrawal agreement calls for the backstop to be replaced with “alternative arrangements”. File photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May on Monday asked her party to support a proposal which calls for the Northern Irish backstop in her Brexit deal with(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: to win opposition votes, she will have to move towards a softer Brexit. Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Halfway through his catalogue of Theresa May’s inadequacies at the end of Wednesday’s no-confidence debate, Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson identifi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Under a future amendment MPs could attempt to make a no-deal Brexit illegal. Photograph: EPA/Parliamentary handout

Tuesday’s crushing defeat in the House of Commons leaves Theresa May’s Brexit deal hanging by the most delicate of threads with just 10 weeks to go be(...)

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