Pictures of a Tory whip reacting in horror have emerged
after it was revealed by colleagues that she forgot to vote on an amendment
that passed by one.
Jo Churchill, the MP for Bury St Edmunds, did not appear on
the division lists for the vote on Dominic Grieve’s amendment on Monday night.
Ms Churchill had been acting as a proxy for Norwich North MP
Chloe Smith and it is presumed that she forgot to cast her own vote alongside.
The key vote paves the way for MPs to block a no-deal Brexit
and could ultimately stop the next Prime Minister suspending parliament so
Britain can exit the EU without a deal.
Grieve said he did not think democracy would survive
Parliament being prorogued to allow for a no-deal Brexit, but many Tories
Boris Johnson, who is expected to win the Tory leadership
contest this month, has so far refused to rule out suspending Parliament to
ensure Brexit happens by 31 October.
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