1. British Justice Secretary, David Gauke, leaving cabinet meeting
2. British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Stephen Barclay, and Attorney General Geoffrey Cox leaving cabinet meeting
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"I think that I've spent a lot of my life marching. But the crucial thing to do this week is to facilitate some positive choices in the House of Commons because of course Mrs May's been expressing her repeated frustration with MPs for not backing her deal and flamboyantly not backing her deal but this week ought to be the opportunity for members of parliament to coalesce around something positive, not just voting her deal down again and again in flames but testing the House of Commons to see what they can positively vote for. So I really hope that the government listens and makes that parliamentary time this week for some positive votes. Jeremy Corbyn is meeting with Theresa May today to ask her to do that and then if a consensus is reached through this series of indicative votes, a menu of options if you like, and something comes through I really really hope that the government, whether it's Theresa May or one of the pretenders to her crown, I hope they'll finally start listening to the House of Commons."
"And so I think that a people's vote is now on the cards, it has to be amongst the options put before MPs this week not because it was my preference not because I never wanted to honour the referendum result but because we can't go on like this, we have to break the deadlock."
"Well, whether or not Mrs May goes we need parliamentary consensus around a positive way out of Britain's current crisis. So I hope that the Conservative party bears that in mind, that we get some kind of consensus on a way forward in the House of Commons this week. And if Mrs May isn't prepared to try and negotiate that in Europe, if her party aren't prepared to do that then it's time for a general election."
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6. British Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, coming out of his house, exchange with journalists UPSOUND (English):
(Question: Should Mrs may set a date to resign if it means she gets the deal over the line?)
Gove: "I think it's very important that everyone recognizes this is an immensely serious week. We need to make sure that we leave the European Union and we do so in an orderly fashion. I hope as many people as possible recognize that and that means supporting the prime minister and making sure that we get the deal through."
Question: Can you get the votes she need this week?
Gove: "I believe we can and I think it's critically important that we do. The country sent a clear instruction at the time of the referendum, 17.4 million people said that we need to leave the European Union. The Prime Minister is honouring that, she's doing everything she can in order to get the deal over the line and we should support her in that effort."
Question: But aren't the indicative votes today signalling that we're heading for a softer Brexit. Are we heading for a softer Brexit?"
Gove: Bye, bye, thank you very much."
7. Gove getting into car ++FOLLOWS ON FROM PREVIOUS SHOT++
British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Cabinet on Monday to map out a strategy for delivering Brexit as she fights to stay in power.
The session came after a weekend of speculation that she may be forced to resign to win approval of her twice-rejected Brexit deal.
Lawmakers are preparing to debate proposals for a series of votes on alternatives to May's deal, which could take control of the process away from the government.
If the U.K. Parliament approves the divorce deal May struck with the bloc, it will leave the EU on May 22. If not, the U.K. has until April 12 to tell EU leaders what it plans to do - leave without a deal, cancel Brexit or chart a new path.
May hopes to bring her twice-rejected divorce deal back to Parliament for a third vote this week. But she stands little chance of getting it approved unless she can win over Brexit-backing lawmakers in her Conservative Party.
Meanwhile, pro-EU lawmakers plan to try to take control of the process out of the government's hands by holding a series of votes on alternatives to May's deal.
They hope these "indicative votes" on options, including a new EU membership referendum or a "soft Brexit" that maintains close economic ties to the bloc, can find a majority for a new path.
But any such votes wouldn't be legally binding, and May's government has so far refused to alter its Brexit "red lines."
Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti said Monday she hoped a people's vote would be "on the cards" as one of the options put before MPs this week "not because it was my preference, not because I never wanted to honor the referendum result, but because we can't go on like this, we have to break the deadlock."
Chakrabarti said a general election should take place if the House of Commons was unable to find a consensus on the way forward this week.
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