September 4, 2019
Brexiteers have called out the “betrayal” of MPs voting to take over Commons business in order to push a bill that could make a no deal Brexit illegal.
MPs voted late on Tuesday night 328 to 301 on the motion to “give backbench MPs control of parliamentary time tomorrow to pass legislation aimed at preventing a no deal Brexit” and forcing another delay to Brexit.
The vote is to happen tomorrow, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the government would be tabling a motion calling for a snap General Election if MPs voted to thwart his Brexit plans.
Brexit Party MEP for the West Midlands Martin Daubney said of the result: “The treachery is complete. The Parliament has betrayed the people. It is now the people v Parliament.”
The treachery is complete
The Parliament has betrayed the people
It is now the people v Parliament
Only one party can deliver Brexit
— Martin Daubney MEP ➡️ (@MartinDaubney) September 3, 2019
Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn said he “welcome[d] tonight’s vote” and called on the prime minister to hold a second referendum and “put it [his Brexit policy] before the people in a public vote”.
“And so, he wants to table a motion for a general election, fine get the bill through first in order to take no-deal off the table,” he said.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 3:59 am