After British MPs gave their backing to proposals to replace the controversial Irish backstop in Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, here's a look at what could happen next in the Brexit saga.
Will Mrs May go to Brussels?
Theresa May vowed to seek "legally binding" changes to the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, but gave no firm date for returning to Brussels to reopen negotiations.
Mrs May told MPs on Tuesday night that while there was "limited appetite" to amend the deal, MPs had "made it clear what it needs to approve a withdrawal agreement".
Will the EU make any concessions?
Key figures in Brussels roundly rejected Mrs May’s suggestion, as Donald Tusk insisted that the Withdrawal Agreement struck last November was not open for renegotiation.
The European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, said there was "no majority to re-open or dilute" the agreement.
Welcome the UK Parliament's decision to reject a no-deal & the hope of cross-party talks on future relationship. We stand by Ireland & the Good Friday Agreement. There is no majority to re-open or dilute the Withdrawal Agreement in the @Europarl_EN including the backstop.— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) January 29, 2019
Could Brexit be delayed?
This option became less likely after MPs rejected two proposals to delay Brexit by extending the two-year Article 50 negotiation process if Mrs May was unable to secure an acceptable agreement by 26 February.
What sort of Brexit is now likely?
It still remains unclear.
The EU would have to significantly change their stance on reopening the Withdrawal Agreement if legally binding changes are to be made on the backstop.
But while the UK and EU remain at loggerheads over the issue, one of Mrs May's key negotiating weapons was ripped from her hands by MPs who voted to block a no-deal.
What about the Labour Party?
Jeremy Corbyn, who boycotted cross-party talks after that vote, said that he was now ready to meet Mrs May to discuss a "sensible Brexit solution that works for the whole country".
He called on Mrs May to "face the reality that no-deal is not an option".