LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers wrested control of the Brexit process from the government on Wednesday to try to find a majority for an alternative way forward that could break the parliamentary deadlock over Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal.
Following are the results of the votes:
CHANGING THE MARCH 29 BREXIT DATE - APPROVED 441 to 105
A statutory instrument to change the Brexit date in the 2018 European Union Withdrawal Act from 2300 GMT on March 29 to 2200 GMT on May 22, or if not on May 22, then to 2200 GMT April 12.
INDICATIVE VOTES -
B) No deal - proposer John Baron
Leave the EU on April 12 without a deal.
D) Common Market 2.0 - Nick Boles
An enhanced Norway-style deal which would include membership of the EU’s single market as well as a customs arrangement with the EU.
H) EFTA and EEA - George Eustice
Remain a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and reapply to join the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
J) Customs union - Kenneth Clarke
A Brexit deal which must include, as a minimum, a commitment to negotiate a permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs Union with the EU.
K) Labour’s alternative plan - Jeremy Corbyn
Opposition Labour Party plan for a close economic relationship with the EU including a comprehensive customs union and close alignment with the Single Market.
L) Revocation to avoid no deal - Joanna Cherry
Revoking Article 50 if parliament does not consent to leaving without a deal.
M) Confirmatory public vote - Margaret Beckett
Confirmatory referendum to approve Brexit deal before it is ratified by parliament
O) Contingent preferential arrangements - Marcus Fysh
A managed ‘no-deal’ process in the event an exit agreement with the EU is not reached.
Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, Paul Sandle and Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy Faulconbridge
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