After being thwarted by MPs in every single Commons vote he has faced so far, Boris Johnson is in an apparent bind – likely to face a rebel law obliging him to seek a Brexit extension, but unable yet to call the election he now wants. What are his options? Try again to call an election under the Fixed-term Parliament Act This seems most likely, and could happen on Monday, after the rebel backbench bill receives royal assent, but before parliament is prorogued. Under the FTPA, passed in 2011, breaking the set five-year gap between elections needs two-thirds of MPs – 434 of them – to back the plan. When Johnson tried it on Wednesday night only 298 did, with opposition MPs mainly abstaining. Things could be different on Monday – Labour say they want an election, but only after no-deal Brexit on 31 October is ruled out. However, even if Jeremy Corbyn feels sufficiently reassured following the passing of the bill, he could still seek a later election than the 15 … [Read more...] about Stew or vote against himself: what does Boris Johnson do now?
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John Connolly 4 September 2019 9:38 PM 4 September 2019 9:38 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp MPs have defied Boris Johnson once again tonight, and have voted against the government’s plan to hold a snap general election. 298 to 56 MPs – a majority of 242 – voted against the motion put forward by the government, which would have allowed Boris Johnson to schedule an election on 15 October, before Britain leaves the EU. Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, Boris needed the backing of two thirds of the House of Commons for tonight’s election vote to succeed. More on Coffee House to follow… See also BCH Most Popular ReadRecentRead Ivan Rogers: the realities of a no-deal Brexit Ivan Rogers Corbyn, not Boris, was the real loser last night Toby Young Prepare for Brexit history to be made tonight Robert Peston The silence surrounding … [Read more...] about BREAKING: MPs vote against holding a general election
Theresa May was monstered from all sides tonight after she offered a vote on a second referendum and 'temporary' customs union in a desperate effort to get her Brexit Bill through. The PM made an emotional plea for MPs to get on board with her 'bold' package, saying they had 'one last chance' to get the UK's departure from the EU over the line before the chance 'slips away'. 'I've tried everything I possibly can to get this through,' she said. 'I've offered to give up the job I love.' In a speech in Westminster, Mrs May held out the prospect of a temporary customs union with the EU until the next general election, as well as a vote on a referendum in a bid to break the deadlock. But MailOnline understands she was forced to water down her offer after a ferocious Cabinet revolt over the idea of giving MPs a free vote on a referendum - something that would have made it much more likely to pass. Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling … [Read more...] about May offers vote on second referendum IF MPs back her Brexit Bill
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Theresa May has begged MPs to back her deal - even if they ultimately want a second referendum. The Prime Minister's deal has been defeated three times but Mrs May is hoping she can persuade enough MPs to get the key piece of legislation needed to leave the EU through the House of Commons. The PM's allies are demanding MPs back the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at its first stage, the “second reading” - even if they hate it. That would then lead to a “committee stage” - which lets Remain-backing MPs amend it to attach a second referendum. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC: “If you want as an MP to leave the EU, and deliver on the result of the referendum, no matter what the details you want to see in terms of the future relationship, you need to vote for this legislation - and then have the debate in the committee stages later on exactly what the details are. “And no doubt there will be votes on some of the really big issues like whether to have … [Read more...] about Theresa May begs MPs to BACK Brexit deal