Pound PLUNGES against the euro and dollar after MPs vote

Theresa May must not be allowed to lead the Conservatives into a snap election senior Tories have told The Sunday Telegraph

British lawmakers are considering four alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May's rejected Brexit deal, in hopes of finding a plan that can command majority support.

Complicating the equation is the staunch opposition of May's erstwhile allies in the DUP, which refuses to back her Brexit withdrawal deal because it treats Northern Ireland differently than the rest of the United Kingdom, and the Scottish National Party, which wants to remain in the EU.

His warning followed a letter to the Prime Minister signed by 170 Tory MPs demanding Britain leave by May 22 at the latest "without or without a deal".

Nick Boles, the Conservative MP who proposed the EFTA/EEA motion - the so-called "Common Market 2.0" option - resigned from the party immediately after the vote results were announced. A two-thirds majority is required for the government to force a poll.

MPs have previously rejected the government's withdrawal agreement, negotiated with the European Union, which sets out the terms for the UK's departure from the EU, on three occassions.

A five-hour Cabinet meeting is to be held on Tuesday, which commentators in London suggest could include planning for a general election.

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The Times newspaper said May had been warned by some senior ministers that she faced resignations if she agreed to pursue a softer Brexit and now several lawmakers say they can only see a general election as offering a pathway to a solution - something May, so far, has ruled out. But MPs still rejected it by 344 to 286, a majority of 58.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was "disappointing" that no option had been picked and requested a chance to consider indicative votes for a third time.

If the government can't bridge the gap by April 12, Britain will crash out of the European Union without a plan for future relations, damaging its economy, undermining the country's unity and diminishing its stature in the world. "I think "no deal" is now highly likely".

Although a no-deal exit has been regarded as unlikely, given the opposition of most MPs, by what method this can be avoided - and even who will be in charge of the process - is uncertain.

The move comes as Mrs May struggles to contain the rising tensions with her Cabinet as the clock counts down to the latest European Union deadline on April 12.

Over the next few days, politicians from Prime Minister Theresa May downwards will scramble to get a deal through - either the one the prime minister has spent months trying to get approved by the House of Commons only for it to be defeated three times, or a softer Brexit plan that is picking up support among lawmakers of all parties.

May under pressure to rule out long Brexit delay
The BBC also reported that government officials had not ruled out the possibility of a runoff vote in parliament between the most popular option proposed by MPs and May's deal.

Justice Secretary David Gauke said Sunday the government would have to "very carefully consider" the wishes of Parliament, but continued to insist that Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union divorce deal is still the best alternative.

The government is firmly opposed to both of these: the first, because it would mean giving up the freedom to make independent trade deals that many of her eurosceptic lawmakers long for; the second, because May says it would betray the voters who were promised that the result of the 2016 referendum would be implemented, and potentially solve nothing.

The European Council - the main decision-making body of the EU, made up of representatives from member governments - is due to meet on 10 April, to decide - if necessary - whether the conditions for a longer delay have been met.

The results leave the door open to a chaotic No Deal Brexit in less than two weeks if MPs can not agree a way forward.

He added: "We must get the sphinx to talk now".

Four of the eight new options proposed on Monday were selected by Commons Speaker John Bercow.

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Brake urged the Government to commit to adopting the regulations in the United Kingdom , no matter what happens with Brexit . All new cars sold in the United Kingdom will be fitted with speed limiters from 2022 , following an European Union ruling.

Are we anywhere near the end of all this?

She pledged to stand down if her deal passed, but many now question whether she has the authority to stay if it doesn't.

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