Brexit stalemate continues as MPs reject all alternatives

Apr 02, 2019, 3:01 AM EDT
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to hold a crucial cabinet meeting on Tuesday after MPs rejected all four alternatives to her E.U. withdrawal deal in a series of indicative votes on Monday.

The fresh impasse over the alternatives is embarrassing for the British parliament that has long sought to seize control of the Brexit process from May but failed to deliver a solution when the moment came, notes the BBC.

The development reaffirms the bitter divisions in the Commons where different tribes and factions within the parties keep derailing any efforts of building a consensus, and the only two possibilities emerging now are either the U.K. crashing out of the E.U. or a snap election to break the deadlock.

With the U.K. due to leave the bloc by April 12 unless it secures a long extension from the E.U., the ball is in May’s court to find a way forward, reports The Guardian. The cabinet will now take a call on whether to bring back May’s thrice-defeated deal in the parliament, plan for a no-deal Brexit or try to muster majority by softening stance on future relationship with the E.U.