Published:

9 comments

Theresa May has not necessarily fended off indicative votes – which would open the way to Norway Plus and a Second Referendum being considered.

After all, David Lidington indicated earlier this afternoon that the Government itself would provide such votes in some circumstances.

What she has done is prevent Hillary Benn, Yvette Cooper, Uncle Oliver Letwin et al from seizing control of the Commons timetable – and therefore in effect of the negotiation.

Key to her victory is yesterday’s Remainer / Soft Brexit Cabinet and other rebels falling into line after a Party backlash today.

The Prime Minister has lived to fight another day.  This result gives her a Parliamentary breathing-space which will allow her to prepare to bring her deal back next week, if that’s ruled to be in order, for Meaningful Vote Three.

9 comments for: May keeps control of the negotiation. She fends off Benn, Letwin, Cooper and company by two votes – 314 to 312

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.