UK government accepts alternative plan demand if May's deal is rejected

UK government accepts alternative plan demand if May's deal is rejected

UK government accepts alternative plan demand if May's deal is rejected

Washington and Sunderland West Labour MP Sharon Hodgson and Shadow Minister for Public Health Sharon Hodgson has said she plans to vote against the Prime Minister's proposal for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union when it is held in the House of Parliament next Tuesday.

The vote on the amendment was passed due to a number of Tory MPs rebelling against the whip, with the government losing by 11 votes, with 297 MPs voting with them and 308 against.

Mr Hunt admitted the parliamentary arithmetic was "challenging", with more than 90 Conservative MPs vowing to vote against the deal before Christmas.

The EU may send a letter to May giving further reassurances over the deal before Tuesday's vote but privately neither side believes this will swing it in the government's favor. MPs would have the power to amend that plan.

He said: "The amendment doesn't specify on the timescale for a vote on the motion; however, we have been clear that we will move quickly in the event Tuesday's vote doesn't pass - both in terms of bringing that motion back and any subsequent vote".

Speaking on Thursday, he said: "A government that can not get its business through the House of Commons is no government at all".

- What did Mr Bercow say?

In the Commons, Tory anger was directed at the Speaker, who many MPs have long suspected is unduly sympathetic to the Remain cause.

"We're not speaking here of a motion but of an amendment to a motion". He said he had consulted the clerks and the advice would remain private.

Following criticism from the Conservative benches, he said "I'm trying to do the right thing and make the right judgments".

But there are, as I say, considerable risks to this strategy. "I can not allow debate but I have selected the amendment". She claimed that having listened to concerns from MPs, she would seek the necessary changes in order to get her Brexit plan through Parliament. "If we were guided only by precedence nothing in our procedures would ever change".

The original business motion was put "forthwith", which was previously taken to mean that it should be dealt with without a debate or chance of amendment.

Cut-and-thrust between pro and anti-Brexit forces intensified as the five-day Brexit debate began after Prime Minister's Question Times, when May announced that MPs will get the final say on whether the controversial "backstop" for Ireland-Northern Ireland will come into force or not. 2019 shows the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain.

Brexit supporting Conservative MPs are opposed to the deal, and Ms.

'I realise there are a few of my colleagues who believe that if the government's deal is rejected we should simply do nothing and leave the European Union on March 29 with no deal at all and with all, to my mind, the calamitous consequences that would follow on from it, ' he told the BBC.

"There is a question of extension of Article 50 and that may well be inevitable now given the position that we are in, but of course we can only seek it because the other 27 (member states) have to agree", he said. "We need to act to avoid a no-deal because I don't think there is anything remotely like a majority in Parliament that will tolerate this", he told BBC radio on Thursday.

Among those voting against were 17 Conservatives, including former ministers Justine Greening, Sam Gyimah and Jo Johnson who want to see another referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave or not. It has also been backed by Labour MPs including Stephen Doughty and Chris Leslie.

The Scottish Secretary argued a second vote on the May Plan would "crystallise" matters in MPs' minds and afford them the "opportunity to reflect and understand the real alternatives: crashing out of the European Union in 80 days' time or stopping Brexit altogether".

He wrote: "Parliament can establish that it wants no deal to be ruled out".

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