There’s just more than a month until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union but no divorce deal has been approved by Parliament, meaning the current default position is that Britain faces what many have warned will be a catastrophic departure from the 28-member bloc March 29.
Here's a look at the latest developments and what could happen next.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been under pressure for months by party members and some of his own lawmakers to support the second referendum. But he’s had to balance demands from other Labour lawmakers who want to leave the bloc.
Corbyn has also been a fierce critic of the E.U. in the past, though he claims to have voted to remain in the June 2016 referendum.
After the leave side won the vote, members of his own party sharply criticized him for not campaigning hard enough for the pro-E.U. side.
Last week, that tension in the party came to a head when a group of seven Labour lawmakers announced they were leaving over the party's Brexit stance as well as other issues, including its approach to anti-Semitism. Two more lawmakers left later in the week amid claims of anti-Semitism in the party.
"The Labour Party that we joined, that we campaigned for and believed in, is no longer today's Labour Party. We did everything we could to save it, but it has now been hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left," defecting lawmaker Chris Leslie told a news conference at the time.
It’s no accident that a week later, the party announced a change to its approach on Brexit, analysts say.
“Pressure from the outside has changed the debate within the party,” said Sunder Katwala, the director of the independent British Future think tank. “Labour’s view until now has been that moderates had nowhere else to go. Both parties are now worried about losing their center flank so it’s changed the internal arguments about the political consequences.”
When people were asked who they thought would make the best prime minister, only 16 percent said Corbyn, behind May at 39 percent and "don’t know" at 42 percent, according to a YouGov/Times newspaper poll published Tuesday.
The group has yet to lay out concrete policies but the 11 members are in favor of the second referendum on Brexit. It has said that it intends to “pursue policies that are evidence-based, not led by ideology.”
Early polls show a strong interest in the new party. In a YouGov poll, 18 percent said they would support the Independent Group.