One EU diplomat involved in Brexit talks laid out how they thought things would go until March 29, when Britain is due to leave the bloc.
May's spokesman said she backed an amendment that called for the removal of a controversial "backstop" arrangement in her deal to keep open the border with Ireland after Brexit, in favor of "alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border".
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday sought parliamentary approval to return to Brussels to re-negotiate the withdrawal agreement, but European Union officials insisted that it is not possible to re-open talks on the controversial "backstop" for Ireland-Northern Ireland.
Responding to the vote, the Irish Government said the Withdrawal Agreement "is not open for re-negotiation".
European Union leaders have repeatedly urged Britain to clarify what kind of Brexit it wants and are watching to see which proposals - if any - get the backing of the U.K. Parliament.
Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said his lawmakers would support amendments meant to "block a disastrous no-deal".
In an effort to appease those Tories who are proposing to back Boles and Cooper's plan to delay Brexit, May promised they would have another chance to vote to stop Britain leaving the bloc without a deal, according to people in the room Monday.
In theory, it could allow a bill tabled by backbench MPs through parliament which forces the prime minister to seek an extension to Article 50, although senior MPs backing the plan have private doubts that it is workable, and are looking at other amendments that might be more successful.
Top of the list is an overhaul of the back-up plan for the Irish border.
Corbyn's call for more time to be given for MPs to consider alternatives to the Brexit deal was the first in a series of amendments that were put to the vote on Tuesday evening. "Today we need to send an emphatic message about what we do want", said May, adding she wanted "a significant and legally binding change to the Withdrawal Agreement".
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He said oil supplies were sufficient to ensure no significant impact on U.S. gas prices in the short term and that the U.S. The Treasury secretary added that in the "short term" he expects "modest" impact on US refineries.
Many traders expected further gains for sterling on Tuesday, but instead the pound tumbled after lawmakers rejected a plan to legislate a delay to Brexit next month if May fails to secure concessions from Brussels.
Sterling is plunging against the USA dollar (GBPUSD=X) after a certain major amendment to prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was voted down.
MPs also voted 318 to 301 in favor of a symbolic amendment rejecting a no deal Brexit.
Appealing for MPs to back her amendment, Cooper had said it offered a "safety net" against no-deal.
His comments were echoed by Guy Verhofstadt, the Brexit pointman of the European Parliament, which must also sign off on the Brexit deal.
The deal Mrs May struck in Brussels ensured that there would not be a "hard border" between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
May urged hundreds of Conservative politicians crammed into a room inside the parliament to support another amendment that would strip out the so-called backstop plan for the Irish border, wrecking a compromise she's agreed to with the European Union in the hope of securing one with her own party.
European Commission vice-president Jyrki Kateinen said there was "no reason to give any concessions" to the United Kingdom and there was "not much room for manoeuvre" on the backstop.
It would extend the transition period - the period where the United Kingdom would continue to follow European Union rules and pay into its budget - from the end of 2020 and into December 2021 which would "allow both parties to prepare properly for WTO terms, but also provide a period in which the parties could obviate this outcome by negotiating a mutually beneficial future relationship".
Tuesday's ambiguous votes won't mark the end of Britain's turmoil over Brexit: There could be a rerun in two weeks.