1. Parliament Takes Charge
With Brexit deadlocked amid feud between Britain's political factions, lawmakers voted to upend the usual parliamentary procedure, in which the government decides the schedule for debates and votes. The House of Commons carved out time for legislators to hold a series of "indicative votes" on alternatives to May's defeated deal.
The results of Wednesday's (27 March) votes were inconclusive, with none of the eight options gaining a majority. The most popular were a proposal to remain in a customs union with the bloc and a plan to put any divorce deal that is approved to a public referendum.
Lawmakers behind the move plan to hold another day of votes on Monday in an attempt to narrow down the proposals to one idea that can gain a majority — then to send the government back to negotiate it with the EU.
The government says Parliament's move sets "a dangerous, unpredictable precedent," but has promised to "engage constructively" with the result of the votes. But ministers say, any plan agreed by Parliament must be "realistic" and negotiable with the EU.
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