“Those who block a deal and then complain about no-deal, I think will have little cover when they next face the voters.”
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Our Government alone isn’t entitled to finalise a deal. It must have Parliamentary endorsement. And this Commons rejected the deal by a record margin.
Plus: My exclusive insight into that May Corbyn summit. Why does the BBC indulge Brok? And: Cooper trooper – not so super.
He has become emblematic of the failed status quo. We need someone who believes in Brexit.
“We can’t wait until a failure of the talks before we start to implement that reform programme. We have to begin it now, or nobody will take us seriously.”
On the Cooper amendment, 25 Labour MPs either rebelled or abstained – including half a dozen shadow ministers.
Details of the proposals negotiated to try to bring the Conservative Party together.
The Prime Minister’s previous form suggests that she will keep kicking the can down the road, or try to – even after the road runs out.
The amendment passed by 317 to 301 – and seven Labour MPs rebelled to back it.
In the night’s only defeat for the Government, it passed by 318 votes to 310 – and with the largest rebellion from Conservative MPs.
Despite their support, the amendment fell by 322 to 290 votes.
The proposal was defeated by 321 to 301 votes.
Freeman joins the rebellion. But the amendment fell by 321 to 298.
The role of these MPs in pro-Leave seats abstaining on or voting against the Cooper amendment in defiance of the whip was crucial.
If it passes, a signal will be sent that the Commons is likely to take control of Brexit policy – even if the Brady amendment also passes.