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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:40 AM

MPs to vote on second Brexit referendum for first time

Source: The Guardian

MPs are set to vote on a second referendum amendment for the first time as well as on a cross-party proposal that would allow the Commons to take control of the Brexit process from the beleaguered Theresa May.

The Speaker unexpectedly selected a second referendum amendment from Sarah Wollaston for voting on Thursday night. Wollaston, who recently defected from the Conservatives to the Independent Group (TIG), has won support from the Lib Dems for her amendment.

It says the UK’s exit from the EU should be delayed for the purpose of legislating for and conducting a public vote in which staying in the bloc is an option on the ballot paper.

But it creates a dilemma for Labour’s leadership. The party has said it would support a second referendum amendment to “stop a damaging Tory Brexit”, but there are at least two dozen Labour backbenchers hostile to the idea.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/14/cross-party-group-submits-motion-to-take-parliamentary-control-of-brexit

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Reply MPs to vote on second Brexit referendum for first time (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 14 OP
yardwork Mar 14 #1
47of74 Mar 14 #2
yardwork Mar 14 #3
Odoreida Mar 14 #4
ProfessorPlum Mar 14 #5

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:19 AM

1. Labour needs to get new leadership and move past their anti-Europe bias.

A new referendum on Brexit is England's last chance to escape a complete disaster for themselves. And I say England because there won't be a Britain if Brexit goes forward. Scotland will leave, and there will be renewed war over Northern Ireland that Ireland will eventually win. Britain will become England and Wales only, a deeply impoverished, isolated country that loses all its industry.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:26 AM

2. After all 2024 is only a few years away

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:28 AM

3. Lol! Brexit will mess up the space-time continuum.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:50 PM

4. Prediction: While the UK is dithering around about Brexit ...

... Hungary and Poland will unilaterally quit, pulling several other with them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:11 PM

5. finally a ray of hope

that this disaster brought on by self inflicted madness might be averted

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