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MPs will vote again tonight in a second round of indicative votes in order to find a way to break the Brexit deadlock.

Voting will begin this evening at 8 PM and will look to establish a majority for any of the alternative options as MPs once again seek to take back control of the Parliamentary agenda on the Brexit process.

Last week saw MPs vote in the first round of indicative votes, however, none of the options were able to elicit a parliamentary majority.

The indicative votes were submitted by the MP, Sir Oliver Letwin, which allowed MPs to vote on different alternatives at the same time in an attempt to break the Commons stalemate.

There will be eight options in this evenings vote, which will include some new options including a no-deal Brexit, a customs union and a people's vote.

It will be down to Commons Speaker John Bercow to select which of the options will be part of the latest vote later on today. It has been suggested that he may only offer MPs the chance to vote on three or four of the options.

Mrs May's deal was rejected for a third time on Friday, but it is believed that she could bring it back once again this week in an attempt to avoid a no-deal scenario.

This comes after Speaker Bercow has warned Mrs May that he will not allow her to be put her deal to MPs again unless it is substantially different to the previous one.

With the new Brexit deadline date now the 12th of April, parliament and the country as a whole are desperate for MPs to find a compromise and bring Brexit to a conclusion.

One of the indicative vote options will be a customs union arrangement with the EU, which fell short by just six votes in the initial round of votes. This looks like one of the options that could gain a majority, however, some Conservative MPs believe it could be damaging for the country and prevent the UK from striking future trade deals.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also hinted that he would table a no-confidence motion in order to force a general election, if Mrs May were to fail once again.

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