The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
Posts Tagged: Kate Hoey MP
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: Could Tory MPs be whipped to vote that they don’t have confidence…in their own Government?
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
The 17 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the Government on prorogation – and the ministers who failed to vote
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
Johnson’s August 2) Finding support among opposition MPs – or at least trying to – before any no confidence vote
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
Opposition Day Brexit motion. The ten Tory MPs who voted with Labour. The eight Labour MPs who voted with the Tories.
The Government won by 11 votes, 298 to 309, in a setback for Letwin – though the result doesn’t guarantee No Deal any more than a vote the other way would barred it.
‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
Harmony reigned as he denied being a revolutionary.
The amendment was seen off by 314-312, so the six votes from the Opposition benches made all the difference.
“There was no mention whatsoever of any infrastructure, any hard border” in Dublin’s preparations for a WTO Brexit.
The amendment passed by 317 to 301 – and seven Labour MPs rebelled to back it.
The role of these MPs in pro-Leave seats abstaining on or voting against the Cooper amendment in defiance of the whip was crucial.
Not yet angry – but patriotic and bewildered. Fear of betrayal is the dominant emotion at the Leave Means Leave rally
Farage urged everyone to prepare for a second referendum, and concluded: “Next time, as far as I’m concerned, it’s no more Mr Nice Guy.”
The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.
“Canada Plus Plus would be very good but in the meantime, [we can] get out without paying the £39 billion.”