Thursday, 8 December 2016

MPs vote to proceed with Brexit in Commons debate - 461-89 decision as SNP, liberals, greens and some labour MPs oppose

Yesterdays debate was a full consideration of the merits of proceeding with Brexit by 31/3/17 by way of the triggering of article 50. There is much that needs to be done both before and after that date but we will be proceeding.
Although the Labour Party wanted to delay this the House of Commons voted 461-89
The SNP, Liberals, and the 1 green MP opposites. Some of the Labour Party did not support their own motion. Ken clarke was the only conservative of 331 not to endorse the government position.

The full debate is here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-12-07/debates/CA09D9B2-9634-41C8-8979-8B9CD82DBB8F/TheGovernmentSPlanForBrexit

I do stress that there will be multiple further debates and considerations of the way ahead.

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