Good morning from London, where another chaotic day in the Brexit process does not make us wise on how Britain will emerge from its crippling political stalemate.
Here's where we are on Friday morning …
Parliament had its big day – but said no: In an unprecedented move, British MPs took control of the order paper Government had adopted a number of directives that comment on a whole menu of alternative Brexit options.
The only problem? All eight alternatives lost. A second referendum confirming a Brexit deal won more votes than any other option, while a customs union plan came closest to the majority of voting members.
Theresa May fell on her sword ̵
Unfortunately for them – and for the competitors who had their job in mind – the DUP said a few minutes later that they would not support the plan. That would probably lower the deal, which was in limbo even if its 10 MPs voted in favor. However, May's team will hope they can change the party's opinion in the coming days.
The meaningful vote will take place tomorrow – unless this is not the case: Under the EU rules for granting a Brexit extension for Britain May this week had to hold a third vote on their deal carry out. We will find out today if this will continue tomorrow.
However, there is no guarantee that May will not re-vote because of lack of support, that she will return next week and hope that Europe will be able to fire her. [19659003 Today should be the last day of Britain as an EU member. But the delay in the process means that Thursday will be another day of political twists and turns in Westminster as the country begins to limp on its next exit date, not knowing how and when the Brexit will take place.
There is no fatigue of Brexit here, however, where you can follow all the twists and turns as they happen.