Parliament

May’s deal rejected in Parliament by huge majority

The government was defeated by 149 votes over the PM revised Brexit deal. The result was 242 who approved and 391 who rejected her plan. The PM lost by 230 votes in her original Brexit vote.

Jeremy Corbyn asked for No-deal to be taken out off the table.

He said: “The clock has been run down on her and it is time to call an election.”

May, with a very sore throat, told the house MPs will have a free vote tomorrow on wether the UK should leave the EU without a deal. It is thought there will not be a majority to vote for a no-deal Brexit

Assuming Parliament decides they don’t want a no-deal then there will be a vote to delay Brexit the following day.

Rees-Mogg said: “Very few politicians say they want to overturn the referendum result.

“I have stuck to the result to leave the EU, and that no-deal is preferable to a bad deal. There is a disconnect between the people who voted for Brexit and MPs who are not in support of Brexit”

Commenting on the result of tonight’s Parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, campaigns director of HOPE not hate, Matthew McGregor, said: “The country is now at risk of a catastrophic no deal Brexit which would have a devastating effect on our communities. MPs must put in the place the measures needed to ensure a no deal Brexit doesn’t happen. The longterm effects of anything else are unthinkable.”

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said: “It’s hardly surprising the Prime Minister’s deal was voted down again, seeing as it’s the same one MPs rejected two months ago.

“The Government can continue to flog a dead horse, or finally choose to be honest with the public about what can realistically be achieved.

“The Prime Minister must rule out the irresponsible threat of no deal, and prepare to press the pause button because what is on offer is clearly not acceptable to anyone.

“The only way to break the logjam is for the people to have the final say.”

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: “Enough is enough. This must be the last day of failed politics.

“A new approach is needed by all parties. Jobs and livelihoods depend on it.

“Extending Article 50 to close the door on a March no-deal is now urgent. It should be as short as realistically possible and backed by a clear plan.

“Conservatives must consign their red lines to history, while Labour must come to the table with a genuine commitment to solutions.

“It’s time for Parliament to stop this circus.” 

 

 

 

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