Crunch votes in British Parliament on Brexit: The key dates

British MPs will vote again on Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal deal and if they reject that will vote to either leave the bloc with no agreement or delay Brexit

British MPs will vote again on Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal deal and if they reject that will vote to either leave the bloc with no agreement or delay Brexit

"We will certainly analyse that very, very carefully", said Nigel Dodds of Northern Ireland s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), part of May s coalition government. "If she won't find a way forward, Parliament has a responsibility to do so instead", Cooper said.

Lawmakers defeated May's deal by a whopping 230 votes in January, but May hoped the changes she secured from the bloc would be enough to persuade many to change their minds.

Mrs May will reveal how her government intends to deal with the border between Northern Ireland the Republic tomorrow ahead of yet another vote on her approach to Brexit.

But MPs rejected it in January by a massive 432 votes to 202, with many of May s Conservatives rebelling against her.

But the European Union has repeatedly said it does not want to reopen the divorce deal, officially known as the Withdrawal Agreement, and the British government's top lawyer has failed to find a legal fix. The plans cover how to avoid a hard border with Ireland and what tariffs would take effect.

Political leaders around Europe reacted with disappointment to last night's vote.

"These are the legally binding changes that parliament asked us to secure".

He said he is "deeply disappointed" with the outcome of the meaningful vote in Westminster tonight.

The Britons drinking beer in Brussels had their eyes fixed intently on the James Joyce pub's TV as lawmakers in London said "yea" or "nay" to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

At the heart of the dispute is a disagreement over how to manage the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland.

While May has said she wants to stay on in power to deliver a domestic legacy, the votes in Parliament this week might determine the length of her remaining time in Downing Street.

"Finally, the House of Commons is going to have to make a final judgement on what it wants in terms of Brexit", he said.

Senior Conservative lawmakers advised the prime minister in phone conversations that she should delay the vote and put forward a motion describing a divorce agreement that would finally heal divisions over the issue within May's own party, according to The Times.

The bloc's Brexit negotiators on Monday updated envoys of the 27 states staying in the European Union after Brexit on the status of the talks, which have stalled just 18 days before Britain is due to leave on March 29.

May had announced three documents - a joint instrument, a joint statement and a unilateral declaration - which she said were aimed at addressing the Irish backstop. If they reject that, then they will vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit.

"These improvements do make a difference", Cox later told the House of Commons, telling lawmakers that whether to back the deal was "a political decision each of us must make".

The self-styled "star chamber" of lawyers belonging to the rightwing European Research Group emphasised that the terms of the new document "do not materially change the position the United Kingdom would find itself in if it were to ratify the withdrawal agreement..."

"Let me be clear: the only legal basis for a transition is the WA".

In the period between the first failure of the withdrawal agreement two months ago and this evening's second meaningful vote, May pledged to hold cross-party meetings in order to determine ways to gain MPs' support.

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald said the vote showed the "absolute disregard for the people of Ireland, for our rights, our economy and the Good Friday Agreement that is at the heart of the Tory Brexit agenda".

"We need radical change. and we need to see some steel in her stance", he said.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said changes "reduce the risk" Britain could be trapped inside European Union regulations - but do not eliminate it.

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