From the Daily Mail front page to calls for deselection, the response to Wednesday’s vote shows that hardline Leavers are rattled. This is whyby / December 15, 2017 / Leave a comment
On Wednesday, Theresa May’s government suffered its first defeat in the Commons, on an amendment to the Brexit withdrawal legislation. Parliament will now in effect be given a “meaningful vote” on any final Brexit deal the government eventually returns with from Brussels, before it is ratified.
Tonight, the Tory rebels have put a spring in Labours step, given them a taste of winning, guaranteed the party a weekend of bad press, undermined the PM and devalued her impact in Brussels. They should be deselected and never allowed to stand as a Tory MP, ever again.
— Nadine Dorries (@NadineDorries) December 13, 2017
This doesn’t really hold water. The rebels, for their part, insist they are not trying to undo Brexit at all.
As Dominic Grieve, who tabled the relevant amendment, went to pains to explain on Newsnight immediately after the vote, this was, for him, a procedural matter.
— Ole Ryborg (@OleRyborg) December 14, 2017
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