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    The British Lawmakers voted on Monday to wrest control of Brexit from the UK Prime Minister Theresa May for a day in a bid to find a way through the EU divorce impasse that a majority in parliament could support.

    The amendment A has been proposed by a cross-party group of lawmakers, led by Oliver Letwin, a member of May's Conservative Party. It has been signed by more than 120 lawmakers. It seeks to change the rules of parliament on 27 March in order to provide time for lawmakers to debate and vote on alternative ways forward on Brexit, a process often referred to as 'indicative votes'.

    The Amendment F states that if Britain comes within seven calendar days of leaving the EU without a deal, the government must ask parliament whether it would approve a no deal exit or if it should seek a further delay to Brexit in order to prevent this outcome and give parliament time to determine a different way forward.

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    The Amendment D has been put forward by opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and calls on the government to provide parliamentary time for lawmakers to find a majority for a different approach on Brexit, noting that the alternative proposals include holding a second Brexit referendum or seeking a customs union with the EU. However, this amendment was withdrawn before the voting, accroding to Reuters.

    According to Reuters, the UK lawmakers should now vote on a range of Brexit options on Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to indicate whether it can agree on a deal with closer ties to Brussels, and then try to push the government in that direction.

    The move reportedly underlined to what extent Theresa May has lost her authority, although she said the government would not be bound by the results of the so-called indicative votes on Wednesday.

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    The UK-EU Brexit talks are reportedly in a stalemate as the UK parliament has refused to support May's negotiated deal. The European Union has agreed to grant the United Kingdom an extension to the original departure date of 29 March. The United Kingdom now has until 22 May if its parliament passes the withdrawal deal next week, and until 12 April if it does not. At the same time, the European Union indicated it would not reopen negotiations on the deal.

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