The motion to extend the UK's exit was put forward to MPs at Westminster yesterday (Thursday) and was passed by 413 votes to 202. If May's deal doesn't pass next week, she will ask the European Union for a delay of unspecified length, adding another great big unknown to a process already full of them.
But there was no sign the prospect of a long delay - which could lead to Britain having closer ties to the European Union than planned by May or even a second Brexit referendum - was causing a major shift in the views of pro-Brexit lawmakers who have so far thwarted May.
"What we now intend to do if at all possible is to secure a deal which allows us to ask only for a short technical extension which would allow us to have left the European Union by June 30". "Unless there is a clear majority in the House of Commons for something precise, there is no reason at all for the European Council to agree on a prolongation".
The amendment with the best chance of passing is the backbenchers' proposal submitted by Labour's Hilary Benn and supported by his fellow Labour MP Yvette Cooper plus seven others including the Conservatives Oliver Letwin and Dominic Grieve.
But any extension must be approved unanimously by the EU27, and Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl said there could be "some problem" in obtaining this if it took Brexit beyond the date of elections. Few opposition lawmakers backed the measure and even campaigners for a "People's Vote" said the time was not yet right for parliament to vote on it.
The MPs said in votes yesterday they did not want to leave with no deal; however in an additional complication the Labour leadership has now stated they do not want a referendum where Theresa May's deal is an option, as it has already been rejected by MPs twice and it is "no longer credible".
Hard Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg tweeted: "A second referendum, the so called "losers" vote', has now been defeated in the House of Commons so is it is off the table".
Tonight's vote represents day three of a series of Brexit votes that has seen May's deal inflicted with the fourth biggest defeat (149) in parliamentary history and MPs comprehensively instruct the government to rule out a no-deal scenario.
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The Government won the vote on giving Parliament the opportunity to choose another Brexit approach by just two votes, with 16 Tories rebelling against their party.
This raises questions as to whether the amendment will be passed, if it lacks Labour support, and how likely it is such a referendum can be held if it is passed as it requires a deal to be signed off.
"Psychologically, it is important that we change this, because the European Research Group thinks this is a trick", Seif said.
"I will tell you, I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office as he met Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. She didn't listen to that, and that's fine. "I hate to see everything being ripped apart now".
People's Vote and other pro-EU campaign groups have been organising periodic marches across London in support of a second vote that could potentially undo the first one's results.
The Commons then voted to seek an extension to Article 50 - the legal mechanism by which the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU.
Labour whipped its MPs to abstain on the referendum vote, but 24 voted in favour - not including Brighton's Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who went through both lobbies to cancel his own vote out.
TIG Brexit spokeswoman Anna Soubry said: "This is a betrayal of Labour Party members and voters, Labour MPs, Labour's conference policy and, most importantly, the British public".