No majority emerged for any of the eight options tabled in the House of Commons last night.
Voting under the indicative vote process, MPs were unable to reach a consensus after they dramatically seized control of the agenda in the House of Commons from the Prime Minister.
A permanent customs union and a motion tabled for a new referendum gained the most support, but still were unable to get over the line.
The voting was as follows:
139 yes 422 no – Trade arrangement without withdrawal deal
160 yes 400 no -Leave Eu with no-deal on 12 April
188 yes 283 no – Join EFTA and temporary customs
65 yes 377 no – Join EFTA: no customs union
264 yes 272 no – UK in permanent EU customs union
237 yes 307 no – EU customs union & ties with single market
184 yes 293 no – revoke Article 50 if no deal reached before exit day
268 yes 295 no – Hold referendum on an exit deal
Stephen Barclay, the Brexit secretary, says tonight’s results show there is no easy way forward and they strengthen the government’s view that the PM’s deal is the best option.
2nd referendum ayes 268 noes 296, not too far off either. If there’s a run-off on Monday, imagine a few MPs will prefer May’s deal to customs union v People’s vote.— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) March 27, 2019
Every single Brexit option was defeated! Biggest yes vote was for referendum 268 – versus 295 against. Second favoured was Clarke’s customs union proposal – defeated by 272 to 264. Brexit is still a dog’s breakfast – or maybe a dog’s Brexit!— Robert Peston (@Peston) March 27, 2019
The mandate for Brexit is evaporating. No clear path ahead but the #PeoplesVote amendment got the most support among MPs – and more votes than May’s deal. The only way to end this Brexit nightmare is to wake up and stay in the EU.— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 27, 2019
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