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How to find out what MPs really want

The way to hold indicative Brexit votes in parliament 

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Following the second defeat of the government’s withdrawal agreement, calls for a series of “indicative votes” in the House of Commons on what the country should do next have been renewed. The mantra that there is no majority in the Commons for any one Brexit proposal has been repeated over and over again. A series of indicative votes can break the deadlock but the devil is in the detail and it matters how it is organised.

So far in parliament, Theresa May’s Brexit deal…

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