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>> The noes have it.>> Her big Brexit deal was rejected on Tuesday. She only just survived a no confidence on Wednesday, and now Britain's prime minister desperately needs an emergency Brexit plan B. Parliament will debate and vote on whatever she comes up with on January the 29th.
Reuters' William Schomberg's in London.>> The alternatives to Theresa May's plan supported by members of the Parliament run the full gamut of Brexit possibilities, to be honest. There are many people in the pro-Brexit wing of the Conservative Party who say, really, we should be considering leaving with no deal.
They say that forecasts of big economic damage are overblown, and we should press on with it, and it might actually give us some negotiating leverage with Brussels. The opposite extreme, you have people who support having a second referendum because they don't want to leave the EU at all.
In between, the Labour Party's official policy is to have a customs union with the EU, which means we leave the European Union but continue to have relatively good access in terms of goods to that market. But there are question marks about what happens to Britain's huge services industry in a customs union.
>> The main opposition party repeated on Thursday, at a lonely sit-down with the PM, if she rules out a so-called no deal exit, basically severing their treaties with few to replace them. Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, also hinted he could back a second Brexit referendum if his party's proposals for leaving are shunned by the government and crashing out looks likely.
A YouGov poll on Thursday said 65% of Britons would vote to stay in the block and 44% to leave if there were a second referendum. Amongst all the confusion, one point of clarity over the timetable for negotiating Britain's departure.>> The clock is ticking louder and louder now.
When the vote takes place on January the 29th, that will be just two months before Britain's due to leave the EU. The prime minister has insisted that she would not seek an extension. The European Union says that it really wants to see some sort of progress with more clarity before it agrees to an extension.
Many people think that an extension will be the inevitable outcome of the impasse that we're in at the moment.