Brexit next steps: How did my MP vote?

Saturday, 02 Mar, 2019

John McDonnell, the second most powerful man in the Labour Party, said the party would put down an amendment calling for a second referendum as soon as May brought a deal back to parliament.

The party's own plan for a softer Brexit including a customs union with the EU was defeated once more in a Commons vote yesterday.

Labour's five proposals were rejected 323 to 240, indicating growing opposition to having the United Kingdom remain in a customs union with the European Union. The shadow chancellor also told ITV's Peston show he would vote for remain.

She could have dropped her all-or-nothing ultimatum of asking MPs to back her plan or face a no-deal, a strategy which, given her historic defeat in January by a margin of 230, clearly did not work.

Kyle said he was now confident the Labour leadership would back his rewritten amendment, along with a number of Conservative MPs, meaning there was an increasing prospect it would succeed.

France will block Brexit delay without "new choice" by UK (Guardian): Emmanuel Macron has said France will block a Brexit delay unless there is a "new choice" by Britain, as Spain's prime minister said that merely postponing the no-deal deadline would not be "reasonable or desirable".

The 2016 referendum, in which 17.4 million voters backed leaving and 16.1 million backed staying, showed a country divided about much more than the European Union, and has fuelled soul-searching about everything from secession and immigration to capitalism and modern British identity.

Britain's opposition Labor Party will put forward or support an amendment in favor of a public vote to prevent a damaging Brexit, the party's Brexit spokesman said on Wednesday.

There is also hope that Conservative MPs will start to come out publicly for a second vote now that Labour have fallen behind it. The party has been suggesting it would back a second referendum if its proposal were rejected.

The answers can be found in article written by UK Labour Party leader in the European Parliament, Richard Corbett MEP, where he sought to answer the pressing question of "What the heck happens now?".

"Every EU referendum that has gone against the EU's integrationist agenda has been either forced to a second vote and set aside or just ignored".

However, if the UK Parliament cannot make up its mind by then over May's deal, no deal, and an Article 50 extension, attention will turn to March 21 and 22, which, so late in the day, could see a frenzied last week of political brinkmanship.

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said the motion was "disgraceful" and called on Labour's general secretary Jennie Formby to "investigate for the sake of all".

But a Labour MP with a strongly leave-voting constituency said the numbers who were against a second referendum were far greater than they had previously encountered.

Well at least no-deal looks to be off the table...


"If we are not successful in doing that then the vote that will take place would contain the option of Remain but it would also need to contain, in our view, a credible Leave option as well".

One Brexit-supporting lawmaker in May's party said May would have to achieve legally binding treaty change to get support for her deal.