There are so many possible ways in which Parliament could handle the Brexit debate when MPs return next week, its hard to predict what they might do.

But here is one attempt to calculate how the votes might go, for the various options.

Voting intentions

It is from Iain Anderson, @iain_w_anderson – of the communications and market research agency firm, Cicero.

If accurate, then a clear strategy emerges. There is a substantial majority to pass legislation to prevent Britain from crashing out of the EU without a deal.

There is also a majority for a vote of no confidence, but no majority for what kind of alternative government after that.

So the answer seems clear: pass legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit. Then see what happens.

We might have an election before we know it!