British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that none of the alternative Brexit plans which have been floated would command the support of a majority of lawmakers in parliament - but added the the U.K. will leave the EU on March 29.
May earlier said she was delaying a planned Tuesday vote on her Brexit deal as she expected it to be rejected, and would seek further reassurances on the so-called Irish backstop from other EU leaders.
A costly British exit from the European Union without a negotiated deal is increasingly likely, France's European affairs minister said on Monday, after May postponed a vote on a deal in the face of defeat.
"We must not lose sight of the fact that despite the latest developments, a rejection of the withdrawal agreement is more and more likely," Nathalie Loiseau told lawmakers.
"The risk of a no-deal exit would also be an exit that would be undoubtedly extremely costly for the United Kingdom but which would be damaging for the EU too."
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"Some are drawing up other scenarios and the confusion in London remains particularly strong," she added.