He would accept a “short technical extension”, “but if we don’t have a deal then we should leave with No Deal”.
Posts Tagged: Brexit
I expected a Leave victory to be a profound shock and challenge to politicians. They have struggled to adapt even more than I anticipated.
They are much less divided over whether to do the same to the Brexiteer rebels against the Withdrawal Agreement: definitely not.
Iain Dale: Rudd, Clark, Gauke. After all their bluster about resigning, abstaining ministers took the cowardly way out
Plus: The Chief Whip’s swift transformation from Francis Urquhart to Mr Bean. And: why I can’t bring myself to vote Tory in the local elections.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
Gove and Davis followed the Prime Minister, but they were heavily outnumbered in the Parliamentary Conservative Party. The Chief Whip abstained.
The 187 Tory MPs, including six Cabinet Ministers, who voted against the Prime Minister’s motion to extend Article 50
Almost two thirds of the parliamentary Conservative Party opposed it, alongside the DUP and a handful of others.
The Commons votes to extend Article 50. The Government no longer supports leaving the EU on March 29.
Some will say that this is the day on which Brexit died. On which the politicians failed the people – and deliberately defied the referendum result.
The amendment was seen off by 314-312, so the six votes from the Opposition benches made all the difference.
By longstanding convention the Speaker casts his vote for the status quo. But would he?
Halfon and Stevenson join the Europhile ultras in a very near miss for the Government.
May keeps control of the negotiation. She fends off Benn, Letwin, Cooper and company by two votes – 314 to 312
Key to her victory is yesterday’s Remainer / Soft Brexit Cabinet and other rebels falling into line after a Party backlash today.
This was a scheme to steer the Commons in the direction of a Norway-style softer Brexit settlement.
No wonder: there’s fundamental division among the move’s backers at having today’s vote at all. Labour abstains.
We need to lobby the Government for reassurances about our local authority funding; and that it must match current EU structural payments.