The amendment was seen off by 314-312, so the six votes from the Opposition benches made all the difference.
Posts Tagged: Caroline Flint MP
WATCH: Flint – “If it’s a choice between an improved deal and no deal I think we should seriously consider supporting an improved deal”
She says that many Labour MPs share her concern about respecting the referendum result.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May threatens to drive everyone over a cliff, then offers a concession
The Prime Minister lives to fight another day, and with a bit of help from Labour she could still get her deal through.
The role of these MPs in pro-Leave seats abstaining on or voting against the Cooper amendment in defiance of the whip was crucial.
WATCH: People’s Vote campaigners and some MPs are “patronising” and “offensive” to Leave voters, says Flint
She says that Labour should support a reasonable Government Brexit deal, and indicates that she would do so
WATCH: “They will be protected” – the Prime Minister’s pledge to people transitioning onto Universal Credit
“We are putting transitional protections in…so people who are moved onto Universal Credit will not see any reduction.”
It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
The finely-balanced votes on the Withdrawal Bill amendments come down to how many Labour MPs will abstain
With the Bill expected to return in the week of 11th June, the Government is weighing up which amendments must be fought and which could be defeated.
“I think we can burn off a few of ours plus get a few Labour votes and, equally important, absentions”, this site is told.
Those representing working class seats in the Midlands and North will be nervous of any suggestion that they’re betraying the referendum result.
Interview with Rosa Monckton. How the minimum wage helps keep 93 per cent of people with learning difficulties unemployed
The businesswoman, whose daughter Domenica has Down’s Syndrome, says that the disabled should be welcomed into the world of work.
She says that it must end after Brexit.
Do they become the party of the provincial working class and lower middle class? Or do they fight to maintain their status as the party of the affluent middle class?
Iain Duncan Smith: There is a solution to the concerns of those criticising the EU Withdrawal Bill’s new powers
The Government could allay fears and bring consensus by appointing an external advisory committee to scrutinise how the powers are used.
“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”