Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

Theresa May arriving at possibly the last EU summit of a British prime minister

Theresa May arriving at possibly the last EU summit of a British prime minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May would find it hard to take Britain out of the European Union without a Brexit divorce deal after parliament expressed a clear view that it is opposed to this outcome, her spokesman said on Monday.

May stands little chance of getting the deal she struck with the European Union approved unless she can win over Brexit-backing lawmakers in her Conservative Party and its Northern Irish ally, the Democratic Unionist Party. It has been signed by more than 120 lawmakers.

May has told lawmakers that "unless this House agrees to it, "no deal" will not happen".

An online petition demanding the Government stops the Brexit process had topped four and a half million signatures by Saturday evening.

May outlined her plans to top ministers today before chairing a special meeting of the cabinet that followed a weekend of United Kingdom media reports about an attempted government coup.

Mrs May is facing a battle to hold on to power as MPs seek to seize control of parliamentary business in a bid to secure a softer Brexit, while some of her own backbenchers openly discuss her removal as Prime Minister.

The move reportedly underlined to what extent Theresa May has lost her authority, although she said the government would not be bound by the results of the so-called indicative votes on Wednesday.

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In center of controversy is the British Prime Minister Theresa May and a nightmare referendum surrounding her. May warned opponents that continuing to reject the deal her government negotiated past year could lead to a "slow Brexit" that postpones the country's departure indefinitely.

So far May remains determined to what she says is fulfilling the wishes of those who voted for Brexit in a referendum in 2016.

"The EU's contingency measures will not - and can not - mitigate the overall impact of a "no-deal" scenario, nor do they in any way compensate for the lack of preparedness or replicate the full benefits of EU membership", the commission statements said.

"It is time for the PM to channel the spirit of Moses in Exodus, and say to Pharaoh in Brussels - LET MY PEOPLE GO", he wrote, leaving some room however for possibly supporting her deal.

Last week the European Union agreed to extend the Brexit date from 29 March until 22 May, so long as Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed withdrawal agreement is accepted by parliament by 12 April.

To get it passed, she must win over at least 75 MPs - dozens of rebels in her Conservative Party, some opposition Labour Party MPs and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which props up her minority government.

In a scathing article in the Daily Telegraph, former Foreign Secretary and Brexiteer Boris Johnson accused the government of blinking, and balking and bottling Brexit. If May's deal passes, it will leave May 22. Also, it's reported that hardline Brexiteer including Jacob Rees-Mogg & Iain Duncan Smith demanded May to set a timeline to step done for get their support on the Brexit deal.

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