MPs voted on seven amendments aimed at breaking the parliamentary impasse over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Mrs May backed the ‘Brady amendment’ to replace Irish backstop with unspecified alternative, and announced that she will seek to reopen talks on the EU divorce agreement despite repeated warnings from Brussels it will not countenance such renegotiations. Labour backed an amendment aiming to block a no-deal Brexit.
The votes became necessary after the House of Commons rejected Theresa May’s withdraw deal by 230 votes on January 15.
How MPs voted on the Brexit amendments
Labour’s amendment would have required ministers to find time for MPs to vote on alternatives to Mrs May’s deal, including Labour’s policy for the UK to be in a permanent customs union with the EU, as well as the option of a second referendum.