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Parliament has taken control of Brexit, after PM May's brinkmanship left them no good choice. This is "unprecedented". Holding public votes makes negotiation difficult. And many alternatives are unacceptable to the EU. It will be amazing if Parliament finds success after debating, choosing alternatives, and voting all in only one day.

Some votes Parliament could take:

Task Force: Admit Brexit is difficult. Revoke Article 50 and form a task force to develop a plan to do a correct Brexit.

Better Backstop: PM May's plan with a different Irish backstop. Do not apply EU regulations to England. This was the EU's original positition.

Customs union: This calls for the UK to negotiate a new customs union with the EU immediately after it leaves.

Common Market 2.0:The UK would remain in the single market by rejoining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and staying in the European Economic Area (EEA). A "comprehensive customs partnership" would replace the Irish border backstop plan. It would accept continued freedom of movement but with conditions.

EFTA and EEA: The UK would rejoin EFTA and sign up to existing EEA rules and obligations but make them enforceable through the UK courts. Rejects any customs union with the EU, instead seeking agreement on new arrangements for Northern Ireland.

Malthouse compromise plan A: Mrs May's withdrawal deal but without the backstop, which would be replaced by alternative arrangements.

Another referendum: The public would vote on any Brexit deal which is passed by Parliament before it is ratified.

Revoke Article 50: If the government has not passed its withdrawal deal, MPs would vote on a no-deal Brexit two days before the UK's leaving date. If MPs reject no deal, the prime minister would have to cancel Brexit altogether.


"MPs took the unprecedented step of voting to seize control of the parliamentary timetable on Monday, in an attempt to end the deadlock over the terms of the UK's exit."
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47712130

"The selection of amendments would be based on (highly flexible) criteria, like the breadth of support, and the distinctiveness of each possible alternative; it is unlikely that the Speaker would choose two almost identical propositions for example." "They would be invited to vote Yes or No to each alternative on offer, and the totals for and against each of them would then be counted by the clerks."
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-parliaments-47712770


Past votes on Brexit:

December 2015: "the poll of polls currently puts Remain on 51% and Leave on 49%"
https://openeurope.org.uk/today/blog/new-open-europecomres-p...

February 2016: Parliament enacts legislation authorising the referendum.

June 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum:
Leave the European Union 52%
Remain a member of the European Union 48%
turnout 72% of Registered voters
turnout 65% of Voting age population

votes so far in 2019:
Jan 15 May's Deal: rejected 432 votes to 202.
Jan 16 Labour's motion of no confidence: rejected 325 votes to 306.
Jan 29 seek alternative Irish backstops: passed 317 votes to 301.
Jan 29 reject leaving without a deal: passed 318 votes to 310.
Jan 29 postpone Brexit if no deal reached: rejected 321 votes to 298.
Feb 14 back government's negotiating strategy: rejected 303 votes to 259.
Mar 12 May's Deal: rejected 391 votes to 242.
Mar 13 rule out a no-deal Brexit at any time: passed 321 votes to 278.
Mar 13 managed no-deal Brexit: rejected 374 votes to 164.
Mar 14 delay Brexit: passed 413 votes to 202.
Mar 25 MPs take control of Parliament's agenda: passed 329 votes to 302.
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