“We should look again at being able to leave with a negotiated deal, but in order to do that we need time…”
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Daniel Hannan: The EU’s anti-democratic culture. First it corrupted other countries. Now it is corrupting Britain.
Even worse is the politicisation of the Speaker’s Chair. The impartiality of Britain’s Speaker was, like the impartiality of its monarch, a given.
There’s little that Conservative MPs can do to stop the Speaker – they don’t have the votes to depose him.
The crude effect of his ruling, crafted and sprung on a hapless Downing Street, is to make a third meaningful vote unlikely this week, and perhaps next week too.
WATCH: “The Government cannot legitimately…resubmit to the House the same proposition” – the Speaker kills MV3
“This ruling should not be regarded as my last word on the subject,” Bercow added.
A dedicated band of Conservative pro-Brexit holdouts stands ready to perish rather than let May’s deal pass.
The amendment was seen off by 314-312, so the six votes from the Opposition benches made all the difference.
The Opposition, which instructed its MPs to abstain, split three ways on the question.
If this Prime Minister won’t or can’t sack them, her successor should. That is the only way to preserve the basis on which government functions.
Government votes against own amended motion. And loses. Commons confirms vote to take No Deal off the table – period.
The motion ruling out No Deal passes by 321 votes to 278. It’s another evening of humiliation for May.
That’s roughly half the Conservative Parliamentary Party, plus presumably some DUP MPs.
The vote has no legal force, but it sends an important signal. The former Cabinet Minister didn’t move her amendment, but others did in any event.
A functioning Government would whip for Malthouse Two – the plan backed by Steve Baker, Nicky Morgan, Iain Duncan Smith, Damian Green, Simon Hart and others.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
A rasp-voiced Prime Minister sets out the details whereby the Commons will vote on No Deal and if necessary on extension.