Meaningful vote rejected: how key MPs voted on the Brexit amendment

Meaningful vote rejected: how key MPs voted on the Brexit amendment

Meaningful vote rejected: how key MPs voted on the Brexit amendment

Theresa May met with rebel backbenchers moments before MPs voted on an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill which would have given them the power to tell her to go back and renegotiate the Brexit deal.

In a day of drama, May's position seemed suddenly weaker when junior justice minister Phillip Lee, who has always been critical of the government's Brexit strategy, resigned and said he would vote against the government.

Hours before the debate began, a justice minister resigned in protest at what he called its "wish to limit" the role of parliament in shaping Brexit.

Ms. May's minority government relies on the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party for a slender working majority in the 650-member Commons.

Earlier this year, Lee had called on the government to release its economic impact assessments of Brexit and suggested the government change tack in talks with the European Union, underlining the deep rifts in his party over the best way to manage Britain's exit.

The Government has managed to fend off a major rebellion after parliament rejected an amendment to bring a "meaningful vote" on the final Brexit deal.

Few showers, storms possible Tuesday: Hot and humid rest of the week
No severe weather is expected tonight , but heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds are possible with any storms that develop. There is a complex of showers and storms moving through IL and IN thi which will impact the Miami Valley this afternoon .

These were the words of a minister expecting to win the vote.

The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament over its Brexit plans, but staved off defeat by offering concessions to MPs who want to soften the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union.

In a battle of wills between the prime minister and the House of Commons on Tuesday, it was Theresa May who emerged weakened having been pushed into a series of significant concessions to anti-Brexit Conservative MPs in order to fend off a damaging parliamentary defeat.

It was carefully crafted in an effort to appease her Brexit Secretary, David Davis, who had threatened to quit if there was no cut-off date.

Solicitor General Robert Buckland intervened four times during a speech by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, whose amendment would effectively give MPs a veto on the government's negotiating agenda if a deal isn't done by the end of November.

The current "meaningful vote" offered by the Government allows MPs to accept or reject the Brexit deal, but the proposed change would see MPs take control of the negotiation aims.

Salah makes World Cup headlines for Chechnya photo
He also won the heart of his homeland when he single-handedly carried Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990. And of course, we couldn't conclude this list without mentioning Mohamed Salah .

Pro-Brexit Conservative MP Edward Leigh slammed pro-EU colleagues, saying Parliament must respect the result of the June 2016 voter referendum.

As with last week's set-to with Davis over the Northern Irish backstop, both sides of the Brexit culture war in the Tory party were nearly immediately in dispute about what the climbdown meant - and who had won.

But her concession to parliament means that lawmakers now have more power if she fails to secure a Brexit deal, which may lead to a softer approach to Britain's divorce.

The concession means MPs could now be handed the power to seek to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union without a Brexit deal.

Brexit protesters outside Parliament House.

Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses
West could retire and the Warriors could let the rest walk, or a few might come back for another year on a minimum-value contract. Kevin Durant will turn 30 years old before the start of the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season.

Related news