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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:24 AM

Brexit vote: MPs pass amendment to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through..

..no-deal

MPs have defeated the Government in a crucial House of Commons vote to stop the new prime minister suspending parliament to force a no-deal Brexit through.

The House of Commons voted by 315 to 274 to back an amendment to Northern Ireland legislation which will force the government to hold debates in parliament in the run-up to the Brexit date of 31 October.

The likely winner of the Tory leadership contest, Boris Johnson has not ruled out asking the Queen to use a mechanism called prorogation to lock the doors of the Commons on MPs who might otherwise block a no-deal Brexit.


[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-vote-result-no-deal-commons-boris-johnson-prorogue-amendment-a9010606.html|

Good. It has always been an oxymoron... suspend Parliament to get our democracy back?!?! Idiots.

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Reply Brexit vote: MPs pass amendment to block Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through.. (Original post)
Soph0571 Jul 18 OP
muriel_volestrangler Jul 18 #1
OnDoutside Jul 18 #2
Denzil_DC Jul 18 #3

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:45 AM

1. That's good - I was worried last month when an anti-no deal vote failed

https://www.democraticunderground.com/108816359

Getting a larger-than-expected majority for this is a sign there are plenty of MPs to take this seriously.

The amendment, tabled by a cross-party group led by Labourís Hilary Benn and the Conservativesí Alistair Burt, passed by an unexpectedly high margin of 41 votes, with 315 MPs backing it and 274 opposed.

One of those to support the measure was culture, media and sport minister Margot James, who resigned from her post to do so. Philip Hammond, the chancellor, was among a reported series of ministers who abstained, despite a maximum three-line whip.
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The scale of the victory highlights the struggle he will have to impose his will over Brexit, or other subjects, on a Commons without a Tory majority, and where much Conservative internal discipline has broken down.

The Benn-Burt plan beefs up earlier amendments made to an otherwise-technical Northern Ireland bill designed to thwart prorogation, though experts remain split over whether MPs can definitively block this.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/18/mps-pass-amendment-seeking-to-thwart-no-deal-prorogation

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:55 AM

2. Yes, that's a positive after last couple of months. That said,

I'd say Johnson is secretly happy as, Trump like, he has someone else to blame.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 04:08 PM

3. Yeah.

He has his "Well, I'd have done it, if only ..." excuse neatly lined up. Dirty Remainers spoiling his bargaining ploy, etc. etc.

It may increase pressure on him over the timing of a general election, though. Assuming he lasts long enough for it to be worth worrying about.

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