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B. Yvette Coopers amendment failed
Votes yes 298 ; no 321
Going May's way and the Brexiteers (ERG) - ultimate chance is Tory amendment by Brady.
Counting on the EU to reopen negotiations on the backstop deal . 🙃

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 08:03:54 PM EST
Voting according to party lines ... Tories held hostage by the Brexiteers ... keeping the Conservatives united and failing the citizens of the United Kingdom. Coopers amendment failed due to 12 Labour MPs crossing over to the Leavers. Others abstained.

Ominous development ... UK CRASHING OUT ON MARCH 29

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 08:20:29 PM EST
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When Cooper's amendment failed the pound took a hit .

Now voting on the Spelman amendment ... is carried
318 to 310 to prevent a no-deal
A small majority, is not legally binding!

Now the vote on the Brady amendment takes place.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 08:29:29 PM EST
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Not really. eurotrib has "mulled" a few earlier versions. But you made me look.

Forget that this ... thing ... is "not legally binding"; there's no action specified by the bill which to "bind" parliamentary acts. Not even appropriation for funds to print a commemorative postage stamp.

(US-Eng.) The Spellman amendment "expresses the sense" of the House of Commons that "leaving the European Union without [signing the] Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship [ETA]" is not a desirable policy choice.

The Brady amendment to the UK (Withdrawal) Bill is equally stupid in that it does not propose what "alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border" to the "backstop" for consideration by parliament. The only feature keeping it alive for vote is

Theresa May has ordered Conservative MPs to vote for this amendment.

Some Conservative rebels, who voted against the prime minister two weeks ago, have said it is too vague and does not address their other concerns about her deal.

Others, such as former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, said they would support it if Mrs May indicated that she will press the EU to re-open the withdrawal agreement to make changes to the backstop that would be legally binding - something she has told MPs that she will do.

BTDT

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 09:03:47 PM EST
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Result of the Graham Brady amendment to reopen the negotiations with the EU on the Irish border and put a limit on the Backstop ...
Yes  317 ;  No 301
Still splits the nation ... keeps the Tories united.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 08:40:58 PM EST
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"put a limit on the backstop"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 09:05:40 PM EST
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by Bernard on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 09:13:27 PM EST
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this amendment allows Westminster to blame the EU for wrecking the wonderful brexit of Britain's dreams.

I'm sure they will light fires with such accusations to keep us warm as the wolves circle

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 at 09:53:40 PM EST
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