The House of Commons ruled on Wednesday on eight possible alternatives to unlock the "Brexit", of which none won a majority.
So the votes were left to the different possibilities:
– Referendum: 295 votes against, 268 votes in favor. Margin of 27 votes.
This possibility, presented by the Labor MP, Margaret Beckett, urged the Government not to implement the Exit Agreement or the Political Declaration that the Parliament would eventually approve without first ratifying them in a referendum.
– Customs Union: 272 votes against, 264 votes in favor. Margin of 8 votes.
Presented by the conservative Ken Clarke, it defends that the United Kingdom forms part of a customs union "permanent and ample" with the European Union (EU), which would avoid certain frictions in the border of Northern Ireland.
– Plan of the Labor Party: 307 votes against, 237 votes in favor. Margin of 70 votes.
The official alternative presented by the main opposition party in the United Kingdom sought to negotiate changes in the agreement to secure the Labor plan, which includes a customs union with Brussels, as well as a "close alignment" with the single market of the EU.
– Common Market 2.0: 283 votes against, 188 votes in favor. 95 votes margin.
Also known as "Norway Plus", it is an option devised by a group of Labor and Conservative MPs that proposes to recreate the economic relationship that the United Kingdom had with the European Economic Community (EEC) in the 1970s and 1980s.
– Cancel the "brexit": 293 votes against, 184 votes in favor. Margin of 109 votes.
The initiative calls for the repeal of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon if Parliament fails to ratify an exit agreement.
– Exit without agreement on April 12: 400 votes against, 160 votes in favor. Margin 240 votes.
Defends that the United Kingdom leave the European Union on April 12 without any agreement.
– "Brexit" hard with a commercial treaty: 422 votes against, 139 votes in favor. Margin of 283 votes.
If the parliament does not approve any exit agreement, the Eurosceptic wing of the Conservatives proposes to also abandon the EU and negotiate with Brussels a temporary trade agreement that eliminates tariffs on the exchange of goods between both sides of the English Channel.
– Single market: 377 votes against, 65 votes in favor. Margin of 312 votes.
It advocates keeping the United Kingdom in the European Economic Area (EEA), which gives access to the current EU single market.