But Oliver Letwin urges talks in the Commons to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal.Read more
The Conservative MP Sir Oliver Letwin made headlines this week when he persuaded the Commons to try to agree an alternative plan for Brexit. Mark Coles profiles the member for West Dorset, who has previously been in the news for - among other things - accidentally letting burglars into his home.
The UK cannot enter into formal negotiations with any other country while still a member of the EU, but business people are looking ahead to future deals after Article 50 is triggered and Britain seeks new agreements. Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price spoke to two former international trade negotiators to see what they think of the job ahead for Britain. Presenter Jo Coburn then heard from Conservative MP Sir Oliver Letwin, UKIP AM Mark Reckless, and Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder.
MPs call for different ways forward after a series of indicative votes failed to show clear backing for any option.