Brexit: MPs voting on alternatives to Theresa May's deal
March 28, 2019 5:14 am
MPs are voting on eight different proposals for the future of Brexit as they try and seek a way forward.
Options they are considering include leaving without a deal, a customs union and a confirmatory referendum.
Speaker John Bercow will announce the results later after MPs took control of the Commons timetable.
Theresa May has promised to stand down as prime minister if her own deal is approved, prompting several Tory Brexiteers to say they will back it.
The prime minister is still trying to drum up support for her withdrawal agreement despite it being voted down by a large margin twice.
It comes as she announces her intention to quit as PM if Tory MPs back her deal.
The government is seeking the support of MPs for the Commons to convene on Friday, if necessary, amid reports a third vote on the PM’s deal could be held then.
But Mr Bercow reiterated his earlier warnings that the PM’s deal could not come back for a vote if it had not significantly changed.
He said the government “should not seek to circumvent my ruling” by introducing procedures that could reverse his judgement.