MPs are trying to forge a Brexit consensus as they debate and vote on alternatives to the government’s EU withdrawal agreement.

In an unprecedented show of strength by the Commons, MPs are wresting control of the parliamentary timetable from the government for a few hours to consider a range of other options and try to break the current deadlock.

Commons Speaker John Bercow has chosen eight proposals, out of more than a dozen put forward by MPs, to be debated.

It will then be up to MPs, when they fill in their ballot papers, to express an opinion on each of them.

Any that secure the support of more than 50% of MPs could go forward to be debated again on Monday as Parliament tries to convince

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