It is by now an almost weekly ritual. Theresa May makes her way to the Commons on a Monday afternoon to make a statement to the House on the latest Brexit twist or turn. Too often not much has changed, and the statement from the Prime Minister leads to a well worn back-and-forth of criticism about where her Brexit strategy is going.

Mrs May will be back in the Commons later today.  With ten weeks to Brexit day, many MPs are hoping for something - anything - which could break the current logjam. As she has so often done since taking office, Theresa May will kick off the parliamentary week with an outline of where she wants to see the Brexit process go from here.

A week on from the largest government defeat in British history, Mrs May must present a solution which will be acceptable to the 230 MPs who voted against her. It must also be acceptable to her cabinet. And it must be acceptable to the EU.

So far such a solution, which keeps everyone happy, has not presented itself. There are not many in Westminster who believe that today will be any different.

The worry of MPs is that Plan B could yet look suspiciously like Plan A. They are concerned there will be no clear direction out of this stalemate, simply adding to the current confusion and uncertainty. The primary fear of many MPs is of a no-deal Brexit.

In January 2017, Mrs May gave a speech at Lancaster House in London in which she said "no deal is better than a bad deal". It is a phrase she has used repeatedly since then, but it is a red line many in her own party want her to rub out.

But the prospect of no-deal is there, and remains the legal default situation if Mrs May cannot get a deal though a Commons vote. No deal is the least popular possible outcome within the House of Commons.

Concern about leaving with no agreement has led groups of cross party MPs to look at ways in which parliament can step in to ensure it never happens. That though, provides for another showdown, as those who disagree argue that such a plan is a parliamentary ‘coup’.

The British papers have teased out a variety of ‘options’ this weekend - from the UK remaining in a customs union permanently (which would potentially negate a need for the Northern Ireland backstop), to a bilateral agreement between London and Dublin in relation to the border (ignoring the need for involvement at an EU level). 

The more optimistic may believe that compromise can still be found. But optimism has been in short supply in Westminster for quite a while now.

Too many false dawns have left MPs fearful that they will not get the roadmap they want. For some, that means stepping in with their own directions. The days ahead promise to be full of more manoeuvres as parliamentarians try to end up at the destination they want - or as close as they can get to it.