The EU is closely watching the indicative votes process in the UK parliament today.
EU leaders would, of course, welcome a softer Brexit. It would ease friction in post-Brexit EU-UK trade relations – but at the same time, they believe MPs are out of touch with reality.
However many Brexit options are voted on today in the House of Commons, EU law stipulates that there are only three on the table: no deal, no Brexit, or Theresa May’s negotiated deal.
Any other form of Brexit requires the much-disliked Withdrawal Agreement – rejected once again by MPs on Friday – to be passed first.
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