Rolling coverage of Commons votes on alternative Brexit options
- Brexit deadlock continues as MPs fail to find compromise
- How did each MP vote in the indicative votes?
- What were the four options rejected by MPs?
The Labour MP, Stephen Kinnock, who tabled the common market 2.0 option alongside Nick Boles and others, says MPs have taken a step towards no deal.
It’s very messy. I just wish we could come up with something that could win tonight. The common market has picked up a lot of support and I think we have definitely taken a step towards no deal.
In the end, it comes down to the prime minister: I think she has to drop her red lines and move towards the single market and customs union because she knows that with these numbers she’s easily over the line.
The Tory MP and former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, is unperturbed by the second failure to find an alternative path that MPs can support.
It may appear tedious but I always thought when we started this process it was going to take several goes to get there. Now we need to start talks about whether some of these concepts can be merged.
It’s obvious there’s a preferred route by Parliament for a customs union and some form of regulatory alignment … and a large number for holding a referendum. That’s the way forward, but if we’re going to get there that’s going to require those promoting a customs union to vote for a referendum and vice versa.