British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to break the Brexit deadlock by setting out proposals in parliament that are expected to focus on winning more concessions from the European Union.
With just over two months until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29 there is no agreement in London on how and even whether it should leave the world's biggest trading bloc.
After her Brexit deal was rejected by lawmakers last week, May has been searching for a way to get a deal through parliament, so far in vain.
The EU, which has an economy more than six times the size of the United Kingdom, says it wants an orderly exit but senior officials have expressed frustration and sorrow at London's deepening crisis over Brexit.
"I have often said Shakespeare could not have written any better the tragedy we are now witnessing in Britain," German Europe Minister Michael Roth told broadcaster ARD.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, on a visit to London, said on Monday that she is worried about Britain leaving the EU without a deal.
"It would impact on just about everybody, business ... particularly the smaller businesses," Ardern told the BBC.
"I will be very open that a no-deal scenario would be very, very difficult but I sense everybody is of that view."
May will now focus on changing the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure no return to a hard border between the British province and Ireland.
May will make a statement in parliament on Monday and put forward a motion on her proposed next steps on Brexit, though some lawmakers are planning to wrest control of Britain's exit from the government.
Ireland will not engage in bilateral talks on Brexit and will only negotiate as part of the 27 remaining members of the EU, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday.
"What we can't do and what we won't do, because we have not throughout this entire process, is engage in any kind of bilateral negotiations with the DUP or any other political party in Northern Ireland or the UK. This is a negotiation between the EU and the UK," McEntee told national broadcaster RTE.
After May's motion is published, lawmakers will be able to propose amendments to it, setting out alternatives to her deal.
The 650-seat parliament is deeply divided over Brexit, with different factions of lawmakers supporting a wide range of options including leaving without a deal, holding a second referendum and seeking a customs union with the EU.
Australian Associated Press