UK Politics 28 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47739143 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Friday should have been the day the UK officially left the EU.But Parliament still hasn't come to an … [Read more...] about Brexit vote: What are MPs doing on Friday?
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MPs will today hold a series of votes to decide what sort of Brexit they want. Options include a "soft" version of Brexit. That could mean the UK leaves the EU but remains a member of some institutions such as the EU's Customs Union. Other options include holding a second Brexit referendum. MPs will hold a debate in which they discuss the options, and the result is expected around 9pm tonight (Wednesday). It follows an important vote on Monday, when MPs decided to take control of the Brexit process , sidelining Prime Minister Theresa May. However, Mrs May might still attempt to press ahead with her own Brexit deal, by putting it to a vote later this week. In the meantime, she will face a grilling during Prime Minister's Questions today. And she is to speak to backbench Conservative MPs this afternoon. Some Tory MPs have suggested they may be more willing to support her Brexit deal if she promises to resign as Prime Minister soon. Brexit was originally meant to take place on … [Read more...] about Brexit vote LIVE: Eight options for Brexit selected by the Commons Speaker
0 Have your say Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya missed yesterday’s Brexit votes for medical reasons, her office has stated. MPs voted in the Commons on Thursday to call for an extension to Article 50 to delay the UK’s from the EU. They also voted against: holding a second referendum, allowing MPs to take over the process of delivering Brexit and a Labour amendment for MPs to spend Commons time to reach a majority on a different approach to the Government’s.North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara was present for the votes, but MS Onasanya was listed as abstaining.The recently jailed independent MP has previously missed votes on Brexit but had been present on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to reject both the Prime Minister’s deal and no deal.Her office has today (Friday, March 15) confirmed that her failure to vote was due to her receiving medical attention for the onset of a possible relapse of neurological condition Multiple Sclerosis … [Read more...] about Office of Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya explains reason she missed Brexit votes
Update: Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, who yesterday defied Government whips to abstain on a motion on leaving the EU without a deal, tweeted a letter she had sent to constituents defending the move.“Last night I abstained on the main motion in the House of Commons which asked whether we should leave the European Union without a deal,” the letter read.“To do so would, in my view, do generational damage to our economy and security. It is a mistake to leave the EU without a deal, but it is right to prepare to do so just in case so we can mitigate any damage as best as we can.”She said she voted against the Government because it was “the only opportunity to vote to prevent no deal at the end of this month”, which she said was “completely consistent” with Government policy.“I wanted March 29 to be a day of new beginnings when we could start to focus on maximising the prospects for the UK outside the European Union. I have … [Read more...] about Brexit latest: Minister tweets letter explaining why she defied UK Govt by abstaining from Brexit vote
A Conservative MP has said a constituent told him "I hope you hang yourself" following yesterday's no deal Brexit vote. Johnny Mercer, a Conservative representing Plymouth Moor View, voted against the motion ruling out no deal as a possibility on Wednesday. The next morning the 37-year-old former army officer shared the abusive message which was allegedly sent over Facebook on his Twitter profile. It said: "You're a dirty POS, you're not democratic just being bribed I bet. As I am a veteran you disgust me. I hope you hang yourself." Mr Mercer, who has been his constituency's MP since 2015, did not send a lengthy response and said a simple "thanks" to the person who sent it. Alongside the screenshot of the message, Mr Mercer said: "I actually voted the way this guy asked me to. The madness of BREXIT means he will figure this out at some point today and call me a 'hero'. Who would be an MP example #562." In a surprise move, the Commons voted 312 to 308 - a … [Read more...] about Tory MP told ‘I hope you hang yourself’ after no deal Brexit vote