At one of the most important junctures for the country in at least a generation, British politics was at fever pitch and, almost three years after the 2016 European Union membership referendum, it was still unclear how, when or if Brexit will take place.
"I'm realistic that we may not be able to get a majority for the prime minister's (Brexit) deal and if that is the case then parliament will have to decide not just what it's against but what it is for", Hammond said.
With the March 29 Brexit day set nearly two years ago days away and the withdrawal agreement lacking Parliament's approval, European leaders seized control of the timetable last week.
The European Commission said Monday that it had finished planning for a no-deal Brexit, which could occur on April 12.
Mrs May has refused to give up on her deal passing this week, noting that the alternatives were unpalatable to her and that there was no evidence of a majority in Parliament for anything except the principle of avoiding an abrupt no-deal exit.
May was not throwing up a white flag, indicating she hoped to bring another vote to the House, but time is running short. Sir Keir Starmer, Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, told the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday that "there must be a public vote...that needs to be between a credible leave option and remain".
Put forward by Labour lawmaker Margaret Beckett and supported by lawmakers from other parties, this amendment states that if Britain comes within seven calendar days of leaving the European Union without a deal, the government must ask parliament whether it would approve a no deal exit or if it should seek a further delay to Brexit in order to prevent this outcome and give parliament time to determine a different way forward.
"And a "slow Brexit", which extends Article 50 beyond May 22 May, forces the British people to take part in European elections and gives up control of any of our borders, laws, money or trade, is not a Brexit that will bring the British people together", Mrs May said.
MPs won a vote that will allow them to seize control of parliamentary business tomorrow by 329 to 302, with three junior ministers quitting after voting against the government.
"This amendment instead upends the balance between our democratic institutions and sets a unsafe, unpredictable precedent for the future".Читайте также: Scott Walker of The Walker Brothers dies aged 76
The British PM confirmed that her Conservative Party MPs would be whipped to vote against an amendment tabled by fellow Tory MP Oliver Letwin, to wrest control of parliamentary proceedings away from the government to hold indicative votes on alternatives to Theres May's Brexit plan - already rejected twice before by the Commons with huge margins over the controversial Irish backstop clause. Parliament Speaker John Bercow will announce at around 1530 GMT whether he has selected any amendments to be voted on. "Other ministers said no deal is better than no Brexit".
"Despite the clearly expressed will of this House, we will still face the prospect of a disastrous no-deal Brexit".
Earlier, May's divided cabinet of senior ministers met to discuss a way forward.
"Only after that will she will consider indicative votes", Paul Brand said.
The Sunday Times claims that 11 Cabinet ministers plan to tell May to resign so a caretaker leader can be put in her place to kick start the stalled Brexit process.
A British government source said MPs were likely to pass Letwin's amendment. Corbyn, who has attracted censure from Remain-leaning Labour members and supporters for his perceived support of Brexit, was attending a local election campaign event in Morecambe.
The DUP's deputy leader Nigel Dodds said May should have been prepared for a "no-deal" departure.
"It's not the time to change the captain of the ship", said Environment Minister and leading Brexiteer Michael Gove. "And I think that if that were to happen, the Europeans would agree to extend the timetable by six weeks or a month that would be needed for the new government to take office", Mercouris explained.
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