It's another big day for Brexit at Westminster. Some people have even called it "Super Tuesday". MPs are to hold a series of votes on Brexit. And what's new is that they won't just be voting on Prime Minister Theresa May's plan. This time, they'll get to vote on proposals from opposition parties and backbench MPs. Proposals include: Delaying Brexit - at least, if the Prime Minister can't get a withdrawal deal Holding a second referendum Making the Government promise there won't be a 'no-deal' Brexit. But Theresa May may have a trick up her sleeve. She's asking MPs to back plans to change her proposed Brexit deal, to replace the dreaded 'backstop', which has caused so much controversy, with different arrangements. To be honest, it's a bit complicated. But we're going to explain it all, and report on events as they happen, throughout the day. Follow our live coverage below: 11:56 Why are votes taking place today? Last week, Theresa May delivered a statement to the House of Commons … [Read more...] about LIVE: MPs vote on rival proposals to Theresa May’s Brexit deal
Brexit deal explained
MPs are holding another showdown over Brexit from 7pm tonight. The House of Commons will vote on a string of options for what happens next with Brexit . The most popular choices are to delay the 29 March date of Brexit or re-work the 'Northern Ireland backstop'. Expect last-minute machinations as MPs jostle over exactly what to support in a battle of Parliamentary procedure. Up to 10 amendments could be selected - see our proper guide to all of them here - but in reality there will be fewer. So how will it unfold? Here's what you need to know. What time is the Brexit vote? There are several votes on the next steps for Brexit. They will be held from 7pm in the House of Commons. One vote on each option will be held every 15 minutes. The exact amendments to be voted on will only be selected by Speaker John Bercow at 1pm. Why is the latest Brexit vote being held? The vote is being held because Theresa May's original Brexit deal was voted down by a record 230-vote majority two weeks … [Read more...] about Tonight’s big Brexit vote explained
Delegation calls on DUP to 'see benefits' of May's Brexit deal as it meets with MPs BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The DUP has been urged to "see the benefits" of the Prime Minister's Brexit deal for Northern Ireland by a delegation from the local business, farming, trade union, community and voluntary sectors. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/delegation-calls-on-dup-to-see-benefits-of-mays-brexit-deal-as-it-meets-with-mps-37759025.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37759024.ece/2eae7/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-29_new_47578136_I1.JPG Email The DUP has been urged to "see the benefits" of the Prime Minister's Brexit deal for Northern Ireland by a delegation from the local business, farming, trade union, community and voluntary sectors. Twenty representatives held meetings in Westminster to stress the need for MPs to "unite and protect" Northern Ireland's jobs, consumers and economy - and they say the need for a Brexit deal is critical to avoid the … [Read more...] about Delegation calls on DUP to ‘see benefits’ of May’s Brexit deal as it meets with MPs
Theresa May is under pressure to come up with an alternative Brexit deal that will win support from MPs across the political spectrum, following her humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday 15 January. Brexiteer MPs have called on the Prime Minister to simply walk away from the negotiations and embrace a 'no deal' scenario, but the she is determined to somehow push through the Withdrawal Agreement. Meanwhile, the European Union says it is now solely up to Mrs May and MPs to agree on a counter-proposal to the Brexit deal they rejected, with negotiations only reopening once this is achieved. What is in Theresa May's Brexit Plan B? In a word: nothing. While the Prime Minister was forced to return to Parliament on Monday 21 to explain what she was going to do next, she made clear that Plan B is in fact just Plan A. She intends to ask Brussels for further concessions on the backstop, potentially with Parliament having voted in favour of a time limit … [Read more...] about Brexit deal: What is Theresa May’s Plan B and when will Parliament vote on it?
Market Rasen MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended his decision to vote in favour of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. MPs last week rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement - but Sir Edward Leigh backed the deal, despite previously raising concerns about it.Explaining his decision, Sir Edward said: “I believe in Brexit. “I think that a global Britain free to strike trade deals on our own, for our own benefit; free to decide our own migration policy, free to make our own laws is an opportunity to really seize control of our own destiny.“I voted to support the Government’s Withdrawal Deal last week as it has become increasingly clear that the majority of my fellow parliamentarians are relentless in their pursuit of frustrating and reversing Brexit. “This must not be allowed to happen. “Not just because it was the right decision, supported by the vast majority of my own constituents, but because it could cause … [Read more...] about Rasen MP defends Brexit deal ‘yes’ vote