THERESA MAY has told MPs the government will redouble its efforts to secure changes to the Withdrawal Agreement. The EU previously said it would not re-open negotiations.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will meet the Prime Minister for talks.
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MPs have voted 317 to 301 in favour of Conservative MP Graham Brady’s amendment. It calls for Parliament to back the Withdrawal Agreement if the Northern Irish backstop mechanism to be replaced with “alternative arrangements” to prevent a hard border between the North and the Republic. It addresses a sticking point for pro-Brexit MPs. The government backed the motion earlier today (Tuesday).
MPs have voted 318 to 310 in favour on Conservative MP Caroline Spelman’s and Labour MP Jack Dromey’s amendment which calls on the government to take a no-deal Brexit off the table. The vote is advisory and has no legal force.
MPs have voted 290 to 322 on Labour MP Rachel Reeve’s amendment calling for a two year extension to Article 50 if no deal is in place by February 26. The vote was not legally binding.
MPs have voted 298 to 321 on Labour MP Yvette Cooper’s amendment. It would have required parliament to pass a law that would extend Article 50 by up to nine months if a Withdrawal Agreement is not secured by February 26.
MPs have voted 301 to 321 on Conservative MP Dominic Grieve’s amendment that would have given Parliament six days to debate Brexit. Parliament would also hold a series of votes on options for the Withdrawal agreement.
MPs have voted 39 to 327 on an SNP MP Ian Blackford’s amendment that would extend Article 50 and call for Scotland to remain in the EU without consent.
Scotland voted in favour of remaining in the EU in the 2016 referendum.
BRITISH MPs have voted 296 to 327 on Labour’s amendment to Prime Minister Theresa May’s next steps on Brexit.
The amendment would have committed the government to allow the Commons to vote on options to avert a no deal including a permanent customs union and a second referendum.
The votes come weeks after May was defeated on her original Brexit deal, forcing her to go back to Parliament. MPs have tabled a series of amendments to the Prime Minister’s plans.
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