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MPs ready to vote against triggering Brexit

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Several MPs say they will vote against triggering Article 50 as they call for a referendum on the UK’s Brexit deal with EU leaders.

Last week, SCM Investments founder Gina Miller won a Brexit legal challenge that paves the way for MPs to vote on triggering Article 50. The Government has already confirmed it will appeal the High Court decision, with the appeal to be heard next month

According to the BBC, MPs from Liberal Democrat, Labour and Northern Ireland’s SDLP have said they are prepared to vote against the Government invoking Article 50.

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron told the BBC his party would oppose it unless the Government holds a referendum on the deal to be negotiated with EU leaders.

SNP MPs are also likely to vote against triggering Article 50.

The BBC report says the opposition of some MPs could “embolden” critics in the House of Lords. However, with Conservative Party support and the support of most Labour MPs, the Bill is likely to pass through the House of Commons.



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  1. Well, if you’re going to commit electoral suicide, you might as well go out spectacularly.

    If May calls an early election against a Vichy coalition consisting of the Socialist Workers Party and the Democrats lead by Jeremy Corbyn the UK will become a one-party state.

  2. I am not so sure, we should learn the lessons of the US election, the electorate is more volatile. Jeremy Corbyn leading a pro-Brexit party that enshrined workers rights and increased the minimum wage ticks a lot of boxes for the majority of the population. He also has the advantage of not being an insider.

    Contrast that with the muddle and confusion in the Conservative party, lead by a Remainer, and the mess that UKIP is in

  3. Standard procedure in the EU, keep demanding another and another referendum until the ‘right’ result. Then all discussion is immediately closed down and the result hailed as a success for reason and common sense allowing the unelected bureaucrats to wine and dine to their hearts content.

  4. The rabble of Sturgeon and Farron aren’t nearly a big enough army to trouble democracy in the HoC. They are whistling in the wind.
    Lords? Who knows what they may do though?

  5. Regardless of a politicians personal feelings on the outcome of the referendum, the decision has been made and they should now get on with the job of doing what is best for the UK given the outcome. As Ivor says above, these rabble are not likely to be able to stop the train from carrying on but it does make for for a good headline. Should about something long and hard enough and people will think you are a good egg if they agree with what you are saying. Its all about political posturing and is disgraceful

  6. It seems that we do have some representatives who are prepared to at least let the populace actually see what they voted for before the deed is done. Then perhaps we won’t get cries of “Oh I never realised this was going to happen”.
    Rednecks of the World have united. How long will it be before the US electorate wish they hadn’t done it? So too with those here who voted Brexit. What is next? Le Pen in France, Wilders in Holland and the rise of the Nazis in Germany? We are now in a very frightening world.
    I see from today’s paper that not content with taking the World’s breath away with our Brexit decision, the Government is co-opting Nigel Farage to treat with Trump. I wonder if he will figure in the New Year honours list and be elevated to the Lords. Then our decent into farce will be complete.

  7. The whole BREXIT referendum was a complete and utter shambles on both sides. The remain had no plan ready if the vote went against them, likewise the leavers also had no plan if they won. We now have a complete mess, Scotland wants to remain both by the voters and their government Wales voted to leave but their government wants to stay in. England voted for out, against the wishes of the then government. Northern Ireland voted to remain. The EU appeared to have no clue either.

    It would be easier to explain the rules of cricket to President Elect Trump!!

    First past the post is fine if after 5 years you can reverse the situation, but is not good for a once in a generation, especially as the younger generation wanted to remain.
    Our government are going for an exit, but on what terms. I cannot make an informed decision until the terms are known. Currently difficult to even know what the terms will be. If this was some sort of financial product “miss sold” may be an appropriate word.

  8. Democracies are not perfect but those that are complaining about the outcomes of elections and referendums should go and spend some time in North Korea.

  9. I hope Farron has got his CV on standby.

  10. Farron and his cronies should vote according to the referendum results in their constituencies, not playing immature self indulgent politics!!! Could constituents actually sack their local mp for misrepresentation??

    • Well that copuld mean that MPs from London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham – as well as Scotland, will vote to thwart Brexit. NOt every consituency noted out. Remember over 16 million voted to remain.

  11. Voted not Noted

  12. After all the lies and mis-information during the Brexit campaign it is absolutely right that we now look into and fully understand what Brexit will mean for the UK and how we would go about achieving it. If it turns out to be a disastrous decision that will ruin and divide the UK then we need to know this before our government take us through it. No-one knows what Brexit means or how it could affect us and this is a massive problem with the whole charade.

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