The week that was: Leaking roofs, narrow margins and leader visits
The House of Commons voted against a series of alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal. A proposal for the UK to stay inside a customs union and a second referendum were rejected.
French President Emmanuel Macron promised to "never abandon" the Irish. But he also warned France would be against a Brexit extension unless the UK held a general election, second referendum or changed its red lines. Meanwhile, in London, Theresa May turned to her nemesis Jeremy Corbyn in a desperate bid to find a way forward.
Proposals to further delay the date of Brexit squeaked through the Commons by just one vote.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with 15 representatives of the Border community during a visit to Dublin. She spoke afterwards about her own experience of growing up behind the Iron Curtain and said the EU will "simply have to" find a way of avoiding a hard Border. In London, the Commons had to be suspended due to a leaking roof. An official statement was released to clarify that the leak was not sewage.
Theresa May formally confirmed preparations for EU elections would begin and asked for an extension until the end of June. However, Donald Tusk indicated he would issue one until March 2020.