First Withdrawal Agreement Vote

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Not surprisingly, the bill clarified its third reading in the House of Commons by a majority of 99 votes. The 330 votes for were conservative. On 12 February 2019, Theresa May made a statement to the House of Commons on the government`s progress in securing a withdrawal agreement. [87] On 14 February, a vote on a amendable motion was held as follows: “Let this House welcome the Prime Minister`s statement of 12 February 2019; reaffirms its support for the approach to leaving the EU expressed by this House on 29 January 2019 and notes that discussions between the UK and the EU on the “backstop” are under way. On 1 October 2020, the European Commission sent a letter of formal notice to the UK Government, the first step in an infringement procedure, as the UK Internal Market Act would be “totally at odds” with the Northern Ireland Protocol if adopted. [51] On 23 June, after a strong referendum campaign, almost 52% of British voters decided to leave the EU. Before the vote, the polls had shown a tight race with a slight lead for supporters of remaining in the EU. Conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron, who argued for Britain`s continued existence, acknowledged the “will of the British people” and resigned the next morning. The tie was broken by the spokesperson in favour of the “no” (according to Speaker Denison`s rule), which means that the application was rejected. The failure to pass this motion meant that the House of Commons would not hold further indicative votes on April 8, 2019. [112] The day after the vote in the House of Commons, May said during the Prime Minister`s questions: “We have seen concerns about the role of Parliament in the Brexit process. What I agreed yesterday is that, since the bill is up to the Lords, we would continue to discuss these concerns with our colleagues. This morning, I agreed with the Brexit minister that we would table an amendment to the Lords, and there are a number of things that will guide our approach…

As my right-wing friend, the Brexit minister, made it clear in Parliament yesterday that the government`s hand in the negotiations cannot be bound by Parliament, but the government must be accountable to Parliament. It is the government that decides the policy, and we need parliamentary support to implement that policy. [52] Laura Kuenssberg of the BBC commented: “The risk is that it is a double trade. [53] In the BBC Newsnight, Grieve said that May had to respect the “assurances” given to her that Parliament would have greater control over any final Brexit deal. [47] [48] There was a disagreement between the Conservatives on what had been agreed, and Anna Soubry, MP, said: “The Prime Minister said yesterday that clause c of Dominic Grieve`s amendment would be discussed as part of the new amendment to be tabled in the Lords”[49] and Stephen Hammond. and we have said that very strongly today in government.