Sunday, 23 September, 2018

The lesson of today's government climbdown: we're likely heading for soft Brexit

GETTYHad Mr Davis Mr Baker and Ms Braverman resigned the result would have been catastrophic GETTYHad Mr Davis Mr Baker and Ms Braverman resigned the result would have been catastrophic
Ellis Copeland | 13 June, 2018, 21:28

On Tuesday, rebels in May's party who want parliament to have more say over the final outcome of negotiations on leaving the European Union extracted a major concession from the government in exchange for not voting against their leader.

The meaningful vote is probably the most risky of the Lords amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill - because it tees up an unpredictable vote on the final terms of Brexit, towards the end of this year, and opens up the possibility that MPs could demand that ministers change policy, in the event the terms were rejected by the House, or no deal was reached in the talks with the EU.... they could even demand (drumroll) a second referendum...

"Whatever we do, we're not going to reverse that [decision to leave the EU]", Mr. David told BBC radio.

First, "MPs voted to reverse the Lords amendment removing the "exit day" from the bill by 326 votes to 301 - a majority of 25".

When asked if Ms.

"The Government's amendment today provides for a meaningful vote".

The rebels said on Tuesday they were told the promise made by the prime minister was "a matter of trust".

Solicitor General Robert Buckland intervened four times during a speech by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, whose amendment would effectively give MPs a veto on the government's negotiating agenda if a deal isn't done by the end of November.

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This is how one of the rebels put it to me: "I think the issue that has been decided is not that there could never be a No-Deal Brexit".

Labour and Conservative MPs are bitterly split over Prime Minister Theresa May's desire to keep Britain in the European Economic Area.

"There's a reasonable expectation that something will emerge, but I need to work on that and more importantly work with colleagues to come up with something".

Meanwhile, the remain-supporting Conservatives are increasingly divided over whether to follow a similar path, although the threat of rebellion from a minority contingent of Brexit-supporting MPs within the party has so-far prevented government from making an overt commitment to a change of policy.

"The gap is: what happens if there is no deal?".

"In all conscience, I can not support the Government's decision to oppose this amendment because doing so breaches such fundamental principles of human rights and Parliamentary sovereignty".

Morgan admitted there was a part of the Grieve amendment that "does go further" than the prime minister was prepared to accept but said they had not been played.

No 10 was scrambling on Wednesday to reassure Brexiteers she was not giving too much away.

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