Theresa May faces Brexit deadlock

5:12 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

All four indicative votes failed

Here are the results of Monday's votes:

Motion C, Customs Union -- Lost by 276 votes to 273

Motion D, Common Market 2.0 -- Lost by 282 votes to 261

Motion E, Confirmatory public vote -- Lost by 292 votes to 280

Motion G, Parliamentary Supremacy -- Lost by 292 votes to 191

5:16 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

Corbyn calls for third round of votes on Wednesday

Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition Labour party leader, has called for a third round of indicative votes on Wednesday to finally break the Brexit deadlock, admitting he is "disappointed" that all four options failed on Monday night.

"The margin for defeat for one of the options tonight was very narrow indeed," he said. "If it's good enough for the Prime Minister to have three chances for her deal," MPs should be able to return for another round of votes on Wednesday, he said.

5:07 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

BREAKING: Brexit remains deadlocked as UK Parliament rejects alternative plans

UK lawmakers yet again fail to agree an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, prolonging the political deadlock  

4:59 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

Vote results imminent

The division bell has rung in the House of Commons, meaning the results from Monday's indicative votes will be revealed in the next ten minutes.

4:35 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

I'm nervous about tonight, says European Parliament Vice-President

NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

Britain is close to crashing out of the EU in an "accidental" no-deal Brexit, Mairead McGuinness, the Vice-President of the European Parliament has told CNN.

“I’m actually not sure what I hope for anymore," he said. "What I had hoped for was the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated would be passed and we’d get on to chatting about the future. So, I’m quite nervous and anxious about what’s going to happen tonight."

"It’s going to be another late night here trying to look at the results and ponder about whether they chart a way forward,” he added.

“Around this town today, it’s Monday, it’s April Fool’s day - nobody was smiling very much," he says of Brussels earlier.

"There were a few jokes told but I think we’re all really aware now that while a no-deal was something we thought was [far away] we now realize it’s a much closer to happening, almost by accident rather than by design. And I think that's the worst possible outcome for the United Kingdom and the European Union.”

4:02 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

Results expected around 10:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET)

It's looking like a long night in Westminster, where results of the indicative votes are anticipated at 10:30 p.m. local time. The House of Commons has been suspended until the counts are complete.

3:35 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

Here's what the ballot paper looks like

MPs can vote "Aye" or "No" on the four separate Brexit options. Here's the ballot:

One hardline Brexiteer MP, David Davies, scribbled a message on his ballot asking why a no-deal break wasn't included. The Commons Speaker, John Bercow, ruled earlier that voting on a no-deal split was moot, given that it is the current legal default.

3:01 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

HAPPENING NOW: Lawmakers vote on Brexit alternatives

British MPs are voting on four Brexit options, in the second round of indicative votes that could find a way out of the country's political deadlock. They have 30 minutes to cast their ballots.

There are four options, and MPs can vote on as many as they like:

Motion C, Customs Union -- This motion calls on the government to ensure that the Brexit plan includes a permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU.

Motion D, Common Market 2.0 -- This proposal wants the Political Declaration -- which covers the future relationship between the UK and the EU -- to be renegotiated so that the UK joins the European Free Trade Association, through which it retains its membership of the European Economic Area, or Single Market. The UK would also seek to negotiate a "comprehensive customs arrangement" with the EU.

Motion E, Confirmatory public vote -- Parliament would not be allowed to ratify any Brexit deal until it has been confirmed by a referendum.

Motion G, Parliamentary Supremacy -- This motion has a series of actions. If the no withdrawal agreement has been agreed by noon on April 10, the UK must seek a delay to Brexit from the bloc. If the EU does not agree to a further extension, then government must allow MPs to choose between leaving without a deal and revoking Article 50, which would scrap the Brexit process altogether.

2:55 p.m. ET, April 1, 2019

DUP abstaining on all four Brexit alternatives

The DUP's Westminster leader Sammy Wilson.
The DUP's Westminster leader Sammy Wilson. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party will not support any of the four alternative Brexit options before the House of Commons on Monday night.

Sammy Wilson, the group's Westminster leader, gave two reasons for the widely-expected decision: “one, because they do not safeguard the issue of the union, and two, because they do not deliver on Brexit.”

Theresa May's minority Conservative government relies on the party for its House of Commons majority, but their opposition to the controversial backstop has frustrated her attempts to pass her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.