LONDON – British MPs will vote Thursday if they try to delay Brexit – maybe for weeks, maybe for months – after Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for the exit from the European Union were repeatedly rejected by a raucous parliament trying to fight control over the exit from the government.
In addition, MPs voted against the second Brexit referendum on Thursday, a complete repatriation that could see the results of the historic June 2016 plebiscite overturned.
While many members of Parliament could eventually support a second referendum – a very controversial Perspective, marketed as "People's Vote" – supporters of the move also withheld support Thursday, hoping instead to push idea in the coming days tumultuous.
In Thursday's main vote, May offers legislators a clear choice. Or they now support the double-barred Brexit deal in a third "significant vote" next week – dubbed MV3 – or face the prospect of a very long Brexit delay.
Christopher Chope, a short film by Brexiteer and a member of the May Conservative Party, confessed to hearing May's cold steel. "Instead of accepting House's verdict, he stubbornly continues to say that his agreement is a good deal. And now she is holding a gun to our head threatening that she will lose Brexit altogether," he told the House of Commons during the debate .
The clock increases in intensity every day. You can say that if lawmakers support a Brexit agreement by Wednesday – the day before a European summit – then it will ask E.U. leader for a "one-off" extension ending June 30th. Those three months would be necessary to approve the legislation in Britain and on the continent and provide for an "orderly Brexit".
If lawmakers refuse May on its third try to get approval for its half-out compromise plan, half off for Brexit, then the prime minister would ask the EU leader for a longer delay – the government's motion does not say for how long.
Staying beyond the month of June would require Britain, as one of the 28 E.U. members of the Member States, to hold the European Parliament elections in May 2019. This should basically keep Britain in the economic and political union for quite some time.
How long? Perhaps forever, the opponents of Brexit and the fear of the Brexiteers fear.
President Trump weighed on the debate on Wednesday, offering May a hand with a morning tweet: "My administration is anxious to negotiate a large-scale trade agreement with the United States Kingdom. The potential is unlimited!"  But in a subsequent meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House, Trump was critical of May's leadership.
"I'm surprised how badly everything went from the point of view of a negotiation," Trump said. "I gave the prime minister my ideas on how to negotiate it, and I think you would have succeeded. He didn't listen and that's fine – he has to do what he has to do. I think it could have been negotiated in a different way, frankly "I hate to see everything now torn down."
European leaders will have to decide what to do with Britain when they meet for a two-day conclave in Brussels next Thursday. They are divided on how much rope to give.
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, tweeted Thursday that he would urge E.U. leaders who advocate a "long extension" if Britain needed to "rethink its Brexit strategy".
French President Emmanuel Macron does not support the granting of a short extension, if it is only for Great Britain to try to reopen negotiations based on the terms Union, an official of Macron's office told Reuters.
"Once resolved, I'm pretty sure the 27 will still be united in the next few steps," European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans told Sky News. "But many member states are saying, yes, you are talking about an extension, but what to do? That question seemed unlikely to be resolved with Thursday's votes."
The conservative party MP Ken Clarke, who he opposes Brexit, he told Sky News that the government should ask Brussels for the longest possible extension.
"I think we should suggest Europeans a good, long delay," Clarke said. "Go back to the starting point and train…
The passions are high, as the Brexiteers hardline supporters fear that May's strategy will force them to accept a deal they don't like or lose their beloved Brexit.
A title in the Telegraph newspaper read: "Remainer's British elites have declared war on democracy itself."
Nigel Farage, the frontman for Brexit and former leader of the United Kingdom's independence party, warned: "The betrayal of Brexit is one of the most shameful chapters in British history. "
The Labor opposition party urged members to press for a second referendum to be patient. Brexit Labor leader Keir Starmer told angry backbenchers:" It is obvious that we are in favor of the principle. It's a question of timing. "
The People's People's Campaign issued a statement on Thursday saying" we do not think that today is the right time to test the will of the Assembly on the case for a new public vote. "
Lawmakers were also willing to vote on an amendment that would see Parliament holding" indicative votes ", in which legislators would vote for a series of Brexit options to help determine Parliament's preferred outcome.
May party members were brazen in saying that a compromise deal could be made – but they are asking the prime minister to abandon his plan.
"C & # 39; s a majority in this house for an agreement on Brexit. It's not just the prime minister's agreement, "legislator George Freeman told the BBC." We need to find a way to find a cross-party deal. "
Arlene Foster, leader of the Unionist Democratic Party and who is currently in Washington, he told the BBC he was in talks with the May government. Many think that if the DUP were to fall behind the government, then other online Brexiteers would follow.
"When you reach the end of a negotiation , that's when you begin to see the whites of people's eyes, "said Foster," and get to the point where you make a deal. "
Michael Birnbaum and Quentin Aries in Brussels contributed to this report.