Brexit crisis deepens as United Kingdom parliament fails to choose plan B

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

Prime Minister Theresa May was to call in her cabinet to discuss the next steps after lawmakers failed to find a majority on any alternative to the divorce deal she struck with Brussels - an agreement they have also rejected three times already.

In a bid to break the impasse, lawmakers on Monday voted on four alternative Brexit options, but all four options were defeated.

The votes were an attempt to forge an alternative to the government's rejected European Union divorce deal.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government should have said in 2017 that a softer Brexit was inevitable after it lost its parliamentary majority in an election, the chief enforcer of her Conservative Party in parliament said.

Food and Drink Federation chief executive Ian Wright said United Kingdom business confidence in political leadership was running out, and that the United Kingdom needed to request a sufficient extension to Article 50 to "allow a complete rethink".

Discount airline easyJet warned Monday that the U.K.'s pending withdrawal from the European Union is causing travellers to hold back on booking tickets amid doubts over what Britain's future relations with the bloc will be.

The failure to find an alternative to the prime minister's deal means that Britain remains in political deadlock with less than two weeks to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union on April 12.

The DUP voted against all four proposals, while cabinet ministers had to abstain from taking part in the votes, according to The Guardian.

A letter to the Prime Minister signed by 170 Tory MPs demanded Britain leave by May 22 at the latest "with or without a deal".

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Conservative former minister Nick Boles, raising a point of order, said he can "no longer sit for this party" as it was incapable of compromise, and resigned.

He said the cabinet would meet on Tuesday to consider the results of Monday's votes "and how we should proceed".

Eurosceptic lawmaker Steve Baker, a member of May's Conservative Party, suggested that any backing for a customs union could push him to support a move to topple the government.

Some Conservative lawmakers have warned they will support a motion of no confidence if she accepts calls for a Brexit that maintains numerous existing close economic ties with the EU.

Two of Britain's biggest carmakers, BMW and Peugeot, both said that, despite the delay to Brexit, they would go ahead next week with factory shutdowns that had been deliberately scheduled to minimise disruption to their cross-border supply lines in the event of a no-deal departure on March 29. "The parliamentary arithmetic would mean that this would be inevitably a kind of softer type of Brexit".

Speaking just minutes after the voting results came out, he said: "I have failed, chiefly, because my party refuses to compromise".

Remaining in the single market and customs union defeated by 261 to 282.

The votes by MPs are not legally binding but carry political weight, and the government fears they may lead to legislation that would force May's hand.

He added that MPs would have "one last chance to avoid the abyss on Wednesday".

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