Brexit: MPs heckled after vote

Elias Hubbard
October 20, 2019

Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove were among MPs heckled as they left Parliament following a vote on the Letwin amendment.

With only 12 days until the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave, opposition parties in Westminster say that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now legally compelled to seek an extension, as there is unlikely to be sufficient time to pass both the withdrawal agreement and the necessary legislation to take the United Kingdom out of the EU.

Boris Johnson has made a last-minute plea to MPs to pass his new Brexit deal ahead of a historic showdown in the House of Commons. "At first glance, it seems to constitute a violation of civil rights of those who supported exit from the European Union".

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A Downing Street insider also compared the whipping of Saturday's vote to "snakes and ladders".

Number 10 said it intends to bring WAB forward on Monday, should a majority be found for the meaningful vote.

President Macron said yesterday he did not want to make predictions but he thought that another extension would not be agreed and it was time to move on.

Supporters argue that were Parliament to approve the deal today, there might be a danger that the subsequent legislation to enact it might be, somehow, derailed, resulting in a no-deal exit on 31 October.

"I think today is going to be another muddle", said one protester.

Sir Oliver said it was an "insurance policy" meant to ensure the United Kingdom cannot "crash out" of the European Union on October 31 with no deal, but one Minister said: 'Oliver can no longer pretend he's not trying to wreck leaving'.

Less than ten Labour Party MPs will back the British government on Saturday when the parliament votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, BBC political correspondent Nick Eardley said in a tweet here citing senior Labour sources.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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