The MP for Scarborough and Whitby said the result of yesterday's Brexit vote is 'disappointing' and that, he fears, that the process of leaving the EU could now be delayed. Speaking after the Prime Minister's historic defeat, Conservative MP Robert Goodwill said: "It was disappointing that the meaningful vote was lost as it was the only way we could guarantee Britain leaving the EU on the 29th of March."People voting against the deal did so for a variety of different reasons. What is clear is that there is no real agreement."My worry is that this will lead to an extension of Article 50 which could leave us in an open-ended situation that could last months, if not years."Last night Mr Goodwill was one of the 202 MPs who backed Theresa May's deal. 432 rejected it.Following a heavy defeat, the Prime Minister will face a vote of no confidence later today. Residents invited to crime prevention event as dot peen property marking comes to Scarborough Flamingo … [Read more...] about Scarborough MP: ‘disappointing’ Brexit vote result could delay leaving the EU
Brexit vote results
AFTER months of fierce debate the flagship EU Withdrawal Bill has finally been voted through. Theresa May's last-minute talks with MPs on both sides paid off with a tight victory as Tory rebels backed down at the 11th hour. Here's what you need to know about the vote. Will the EU withdrawal vote now become law? The Government defeated an amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve over a "meaningful vote" for MPs on the final Brexit Deal. In a tight vote, the Commons opposed the Lords' final amendments 319 votes to 303, giving them a majority of 16. The result means that the EU Withdrawal Bill can finally become law almost a year after it was first tabled. The legislation is key to making Brexit happen, as it will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 - the law that brought us into the EU - and incorporate European regulations into British law. Why was it so controversial? There's a fraught background to the bill, which has been discussed heatedly over the past six months. Last … [Read more...] about Brexit vote result – will the EU Withdrawal Bill now become law and what did MPs decide?
15 January 2019 • 8:26pm Jeremy Corbyn tables motion of no confidence Government suffers major defeat over Brexit Withdrawal Agreement 118 Tory MPs rebel against Theresa May How did your MP vote? May to face renewed calls to quit after historic defeat Who could replace May as next Tory leader and Prime Minister? What happens next after the Brexit vote and will PM quit? How would a vote of no confidence work and could Labour win? Theresa May has lost the vote on her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by a record margin of 230 MPs. The historic defeat throws the Government and its plans for Brexit into crisis. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, tabled a motion of no confidence in the Government - which will be voted on tomorrow. The result now opens a range of outcomes, from leaving the EU with no deal or holding another referendum that could stop Brexit. Following the vote, Mrs May said: "The House has spoken and the Government will … [Read more...] about Brexit vote result: Theresa May defeated by record margin of 230 MPs as Jeremy Corbyn tables vote of no confidence
Theresa May has suffered a devastating defeat in the House of Commons after her meaningful Brexit vote was defeated by 202 to 432. The highly anticipated result poses dire consequences for the Prime Minister, who is yet to reveal what, if any, her fallback position is. A large number of Tory rebels and 10 DUP MPs joined the majority of Labour and all of the SNP in voting down her Brexit deal - which equates to a loss of 230. The blow is one of the heaviest defeats of modern times - the last time a UK Government being defeated by over 100 votes being in 1924. Rejection of May's Withdrawal Agreement by MPs comes at the end of eight days of debate and two years of negotiation following the EU referendum of June 2016. A recent amendment to the vote now means that May has only until January 21 (three sitting days at Westminster) to return to the Commons with a 'Plan B'. Previously, the government had three weeks to bring forward new proposals. May had previously told colleagues at the … [Read more...] about Brexit vote result as Theresa May deal suffers crushing defeat by MPs
Tonight is the night when MPs will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal. From 7pm until 9pm, what is being dubbed the 'meaningful vote' will be the first time MPs have had the chance to vote on the agreement May has reached with Europe about the terms upon which Britain exits the EU agreements. May was under intense pressure to allow parliament to ratify her plan and has made this concession. The Brexit process and tonight's vote has exposed the tension which always exists between Parliament and Government. The legislature and executive parts of our society are designed to clash, thereby not allowing anyone too much power, but this Brexit process has shone a light on it. Tonight's vote will determine how the UK proceeds with Brexit, and indeed whether or not it does proceed with Brexit as the possibility of a second referendum has been raised by several MPs. MPs will vote on the 'withdrawal agreement' but there are deep divisions. One of the major issues is the 'Northern Ireland … [Read more...] about Brexit vote results live: The latest on Theresa May’s meaningful vote