Then once you've taken out all the options, and the lack of support for no deal, the House of Commons is deadlocked.
In a press conference at the end of a European Council summit in Brussels, the Prime Minister acknowledged that it would not be possible to reopen the agreement to alter the backstop provisions which have sparked mass rebellion among Tory MPs. Most Conservative lawmakers who don't have government positions voted against her during this past week's no-confidence vote.
With Jeremy Corbyn describing her deal as "dead in the water", Mrs May would have to hope some backbench Labour MPs are sympathetic to her cause.
'As formal conclusions, these commitments have legal status and therefore should be welcomed, ' she said.
Work and Pensions Secretary Ms Rudd said today that while she expects to be accused of "treachery" from some quarters, she is unsure the Prime Minister's deal will ever enjoy sufficient support from Conservative MPs to get through a deeply divided Parliament.
Even though they are from rival political tribes, some opposition MPs may feel that backing the PM's deal is a pragmatic way forward to reduce the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, a second referendum or no Brexit at all.
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"There is work still to do and we will be holding talks in coming days about how to obtain the further assurances that the UK Parliament needs in order to be able to approve the deal". That is what we have put on the table.
Theresa May's tough European Union summit has seen her return from Brussels without the legal alterations to the Brexit deal demanded by MPs opposed to the agreement.
The prime minister told the four that the United Kingdom and the European Union will have reached the end of the road after 18 months of exit negotiations unless they give further assurances on the most contentious part of the package - the back-up plan for the Irish border.
But Mr Juncker criticised Mrs May's lack of clarity over what she was seeking from the future relationship.
Despite fellow European Union leaders rejecting her appeal for changes to the Withdrawal Agreement, the Brexit legal text, Mrs May said talks would continue over ways to win over enough MPs to pass the deal.
'Our UK friends need to say what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want, ' he said.Читайте также: Ariana Grande Reaches Out to Pete Davidson After His Cry for Help
Juncker, captured by cameras earlier on Friday during an apparently heated exchange with May, said: "We have to bring down the temperature" around Brexit talks.
However, her remarks contradict reports that European Union leaders are unwilling to renegotiate the deal already agreed and are instead of calling on British MPs to be "responsible" ahead of the parliamentary vote now pencilled in for 14 January.
The EU hardball approach appears to leave Mrs May with limited room for manoeuvre during the countdown to the UK's departure on March 29.
But he added it would depend on the stance of the DUP, whose votes provide Mrs May her Parliamentary majority.
MPs were due to vote on Mrs May's Brexit deal on Tuesday, but it was postponed when the prime minister admitted it would have been "rejected by a significant margin".
It comes after heated discussions in Brussels, but the European Union is showing no sign of moving from its current position.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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