Daniel Hannan Follow 11 August 2019 • 6:00am Who do you reckon is the most Eurosceptic member of the new Cabinet? Dominic Raab? Andrea Leadsom? Boris Johnson himself? Here’s one name that I bet you won’t have considered: Theresa Villiers, the Environment Secretary. Theresa is one of only three members of the entire government to have voted consistently against the previous PM’s withdrawal terms. You didn’t know that? I’m not surprised. After all, she tends to keep it to herself. Back in 2010, as Minister of State in the Transport Department, Theresa’s first act was to have the EU’s 12-star flag removed from departmental buildings. I found out about her decree by the merest chance via a civil servant. How many politicians, I remember wondering,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 … [Read more...] about Three cheers for Theresa Villiers – the unsung heroine of Brexit
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Lab Graham P Jones Hyndburn For No Lab Diane Abbott Hackney North and Stoke Newington For No Con Nigel Adams Selby and Ainsty Against No Con Bim Afolami Hitchin and Harpenden Against No Con Adam Afriyie Windsor Against No Con Peter Aldous Waveney Against No Lab Rushanara Ali Bethnal Green and Bow For No Con Lucy Allan Telford Against No Ind Heidi Allen South Cambridgeshire For –– Lab Rosena Allin-Khan Tooting For No Lab Mike Amesbury Weaver Vale For No Con Sir David Amess Southend West Against No Con Stuart Andrew Pudsey Against No Lab Tonia Antoniazzi Gower For No Con Edward Argar Charnwood Against No Lab Jonathan Ashworth Leicester South For No Con Victoria Atkins Louth and Horncastle Against No Ind Ian Austin Dudley North Against –– Con Richard … [Read more...] about How did your MP vote on the opposition Brexit motion?
Under siege Theresa May has reportedly been abandoned by her Cabinet, clinging to power by a thread as British MPs demanded that she step down within hours.According to a report in The Sun, the British prime minister faces mounting fury from her own party after she gave the Commons a chance to vote on a second Brexit referendum.Plotting ministers stayed away from Prime Minister’s Questions and held a meeting to discuss Mrs May’s future instead.Brexiteers and leadership candidates are rumoured to be planning a final showdown with the PM later today, telling her it’s time to step down.Cabinet ministers are reportedly furious that they weren’t told how far she was planning to go on the crucial issue of a second referendum.They are under pressure from other MPs to confront Mrs May and make it clear that they will quit if she doesn’t.Mrs May begged MPs in the Commons to get behind her, saying it was the duty of all MPs to make decisions, not duck them.“If … [Read more...] about Theresa May ‘hanging by a thread’
News / UK and world by Press Association May 22, 2019, 3:59 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Tories stepped up their attacks on Theresa May as she sought to win support for her Brexit deal. Mrs May faced mounting pressure from her own party to quit or face being ousted, but the Prime Minister insisted “I believe in what I’m doing”. In a Commons statement she appeared to acknowledge that her premiership was drawing to a close, having already said she will set out a timetable for her departure after the crunch vote on her Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). “In time another prime minister will be standing at this despatch box,” she told MPs. “But while I am here, I have a duty to be clear with the House about the facts. “If we are going to deliver Brexit in this Parliament we are going to have to pass a Withdrawal Agreement Bill. “And we will not do so without holding votes on the issues that have … [Read more...] about Tories turn on May as she battles to save her Brexit deal
MPs voted on seven amendments aimed at breaking the parliamentary impasse over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Mrs May backed the ‘Brady amendment’ to replace Irish backstop with unspecified alternative, and announced that she will seek to reopen talks on the EU divorce agreement despite repeated warnings from Brussels it will not countenance such renegotiations. Labour backed an amendment aiming to block a no-deal Brexit. The votes became necessary after the House of Commons rejected Theresa May’s withdraw deal by 230 votes on January 15. How MPs voted on the Brexit amendments Select an MP’s affiliation “Leave” Supporters “Leave” Constituents People’s Vote ERG members Government payroll Labour front bench Corbyn amendment Labour’s amendment would have required ministers to find time for MPs to vote on alternatives to Mrs May’s deal, including Labour’s policy for the UK to be in a permanent … [Read more...] about Find out how your MP voted on the Brexit amendments