U.K. parliament rejects all four Brexit alternatives
02 April 2019 | 2:50 pm
The Brexit crisis deepened to a brand-new chaos with the U.K. Parliament voting to reject all four Plan B options that went up for a vote. Those rejections included staying in the customs union, staying in the single market, a referendum on any Parliament-approved Brexit deal and an emergency brake to stop a no-deal Brexit.
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