Archiv: amendments


18.05.2020 - 19:26 [ Vox.com ]

The Senate voted to let the government keep surveilling your online life without a warrant

(14.05.2020)

Many senators wanted to forbid the government from secretly collecting information about your internet habits, but an amendment failed by just one vote.

15.05.2020 - 16:00 [ The Hill / Twitter ]

Sen. @RandPaul : „The PATRIOT Act in the end is not patriotic.“

15.05.2020 - 15:53 [ Vox.com ]

The Senate voted to let the government keep surveilling your online life without a warrant

The measure needed 60 votes to pass. It got 59.

The outcome is especially frustrating since four senators didn’t vote on the amendment at all, and at least one would have voted yes. Lamar Alexander couldn’t vote because he’s quarantined. Two others — Ben Sasse and Bernie Sanders — didn’t respond to request for comment on where they were during the vote. An aide told Politico that Patty Murray would have voted yes had she been there, but the senator was not in Washington, DC, when the vote occurred.

13.05.2020 - 09:22 [ FoxWilmington.com ]

Rand Paul, citing Flynn case, proposes FISA amendment to curb surveillance of Americans

Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday introduced an amendment to the House-passed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to protect Americans’ privacy, citing the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn as an example of “abuse” and saying it “should never be allowed to happen again.”

Paul, R-Ky., who is an outspoken advocate for privacy reforms, proposed an amendment to the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 – which passed the House on a bipartisan basis earlier this year – to protect Americans’ privacy, ensure due process and “reassert the Fourth Amendment.”

13.07.2019 - 10:01 [ DefenseNews.com ]

House votes to curb Trump’s war powers, challenging Senate to act

In the Senate in recent months, Republicans have joined Democrats to pass similar measures, but not enough to override a presidential veto.

13.07.2019 - 09:38 [ Kurt Schrader, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ‏ ]

I voted today in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill repeals the 2002 AUMF and allows Congress to reassert their war making powers after 17 years of war in the Middle East. Read my full statement below:

13.07.2019 - 08:51 [ Peter DeFazio, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

I cosponsored an amendment, which passed today, to prevent the Trump administration and warhawk John Bolton from starting a war with Iran unless authorized by Congress. Congress must exercise its constitutional duty and prevent yet another endless war in the Middle East.

13.07.2019 - 08:34 [ Task and Purpose ]

Congress just took a major step towards preventing Iran from becoming another Forever War

Both Concerned Veterans for America and VoteVets have long argued that Congress needs to take back its power to declare war from the executive branch and put an end to the „Forever Wars“ by revoking the 2001 authorization for use of military force against Al Qaeda, which presidents have used to justify military operations all over the world.

12.07.2019 - 20:52 [ Barbara Lee, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Since its passage, the 2001 AUMF has been used far beyond the scope Congress intended. Today, the House passed my amendment reclaiming Congress’ constitutional authority & recognizing that it is past time to revisit the 2001 AUMF blank check for endless war.

12.07.2019 - 20:45 [ Barbara Lee, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

BREAKING: The House just passed my amendment to repeal the outdated 2002 AUMF & restore Congressional authority in matters of war and peace. This AUMF has been on the books for 17 years, long after the end of the Iraq war. It’s past time for it to go! #StopEndlessWars

12.07.2019 - 20:38 [ Antiwar.com ]

House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War

The flurry of amendments to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) moving through the House of Representatives is finally wrapping up Friday, where a series of Thursday night debates gave way to key votes early Friday on some contentious issues.

Major subjects of those debates included amendments that aim to end both the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2001 repeal passed 237-183, while the 2002 repeal passed even easier at 242-180.

Debates on the AUMF centered on concern that the authorizations could be used by President Trump or future presidents to authorize wars they were never intended for. The aim is to replace the 2001 version with something more current on the global war on terror, and to do away with the 2002 version entirely, since its main goal was to unseat the long-dead Saddam Hussein and conquer Iraq, now a US ally.

12.07.2019 - 20:33 [ New York Times ]

House Votes to Check Trump’s Authority to Strike Iran

The House voted Friday to curb President Trump’s ability to strike Iran militarily on Friday, adopting a bipartisan provision that would require the president to get Congress’s approval before authorizing military force against Tehran.

26.03.2019 - 17:42 [ nst.com.my ]

Three UK ministers resign

(26.3.2019) MPs voted by 329 to 302 to back the Letwin amendment, led by former ministers Oliver Letwin and Dominic Grieve, which effectively allowed the Parliament to take control of the Brexit process, and delivered another blow to Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Guardian reported that 30 MPs from May’s party including three ministers voted for the amendment. The three ministers were also reported to have resigned.

19.03.2019 - 00:25 [ Parly / Twitter ]

Does this House have the authority to suspend the standing orders preventing the motion being brought back asks @alexburghart Yes says the Speaker. The House is the custodian of its own standing orders

19.03.2019 - 00:11 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes ‏/ Twitter ]

Bercow now invokes Part 2 of the stitch-up: directly advising Remainer MPs how to force through amendments using SO24. Benn/Cooper/Boles coup back on…

19.03.2019 - 00:10 [ @RocketRacer69 / Twitter ]

Interesting that Bercow emphasised heavily the „fuller opportunities of Standing Order 24“ in response to Helen Goodman’s point of order this afternoon when asked what the opposition could do to force the Govt. hand.

14.03.2019 - 20:35 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

die gute Nachricht: Salvini wird jetzt in den nächsten 12 Tagen, die seiner #EU noch bleiben, beweisen, dass auch die nationalistische Rechte in Italien und europaweit genauso ein verlogener, feiger Haufen #EU-Untertanen ist wie die etablierten contralinken Verräterparteien.

14.03.2019 - 20:15 [ Daniel Neun ‏/ Twitter ]

Ihr versteht, dass jetzt das gesamte Schicksal dieser sogenannten „Europäischen Union“ und ihrer Zollunion (um die geht es in Wirklichkeit bei dieser epischen Erpressung) an einem italienischen Nationalisten hängt, gell? #Salvini #Artikel50 #Brexit

14.03.2019 - 19:46 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MPs vote to DELAY Brexit until at least June killing March 29 Leave date

Mrs May will next week bring her Brexit deal back to the Commons for a third meaningful vote.

She says that if it passes, she will then ask the EU for a „short technical extension“ until the end of June, to give Parliament the time to force through the necessary legislation.

But if the deal is defeated again, the PM has warned that Britain will have to stay in the EU beyond the summer and take part in European Parliament elections.

14.03.2019 - 19:39 [ ZDF Studio London / Twitter ]

ERGEBNIS DAFÜR: 412 DAGEGEN: 202 Eine Verlängerung bis zum 30.6. ist sicher. Die #EU muss natürlich noch zustimmen. @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 19:25 [ UK House of Commons ‏/ Twitter ]

Commons votes 412 to 202 to approve a motion to seek to extend the #Article50 period. This extension will be until 30 June 2019 if the #BrexitDeal is approved by 20 March 2019. It notes that if a deal is not approved, the length of the extension will depend on its purpose.

14.03.2019 - 19:20 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

Der Hauptantrag von Theresa #May sieht folgendes vor: Sollte ihr Deal noch bis zum 20.3. angenommen werden, stellt sie bei der EU einen Antrag auf eine einmalige Verlängerung von Art 50 bis zum 30.6. #Brexit @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 18:29 [ ZDF Studio London / Twitter ]

Um die Verwirrung perfekt zu machen, wird jetzt erst noch über einen Zusatz zum nächsten Zusatzantrag (Debatte und Zeit für Testabstimmungen) abgestimmt. Der Zusatz sieht das Enddatum 30. Juni für eine Verlängerung von Artikel 50 vor. @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 18:15 [ ZDF Studio London / Twitter ]

Das Problem mit diesem Antrag ist, dass Labour-Abgeordnete angehalten sind, sich bei dieser Abstimmung zu enthalten, da sonst der für sie wichtigere Zusatzantrag (Debatte und Testabstimmungen) gestrichen würde. Erfolgschancen gen Null. #Brexit #article50 @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 18:04 [ phoenix ]

phoenix vor ort: LIVE aus dem britischen Unterhaus

ca. 18:30 Uhr – LIVE – London:
Schaltgespräch mit ZDF-Korrespondentin Diana Zimmermann

anschl. – Brüssel:
Schaltgespräch mit ZDF-Korrespondent Stefan Leifert

anschl. – LIVE – London:
Brexit-Debatte im britischen Unterhaus über eine Verschiebung des Austritts-Datums

Zu Gast im Studio:

– Grahame Lucas (Britischer Journalist)
– Sigrid Fretlöh (EU-Expertin)

14.03.2019 - 18:04 [ Catherine Nicholson, European Affairs Editor @France24 / Twitter ]

OK folks, strap in – #BrexitVote evening 3 starts here: MPs now voting on „amendment H“ – to ask EU to agree to delay Brexit in order to hold a 2nd referendum. Labour ordered its MPs not to support this one – it’s almost certain to fail

14.03.2019 - 16:42 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

1) Verlängerung Art 50 für 2. Referendum 2) Debatte und Zeit am 20.3. für Testabstimmungen über alternativen Deal 3) Verlängerung Art 50, um eine Mehrheit für einen anderen Ansatz des Brexit zu finden. 4) Keine 3. Abstimmung über May Deal. @ZDFheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 16:41 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

Heute wird ab ca 1800 deutscher Zeit über eine Verlängerung von Artikel 50 (Verschiebung des Austrittsdatum) abgestimmt. Der Sprecher hat 4 Zusatzanträge zugelassen, über die zuvor abgestimmt wird. #BrexitDeal #Article50 @zdfheute @ReporterZDF

14.03.2019 - 16:31 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

„A long extension“ It’s obvious what game is being played here. The EU (aided by many within the UK establishment) is doing its damnedest to subvert the referendum result. If we don’t leave on 29 March, our democracy may not recover for a very long time.

14.03.2019 - 16:23 [ Vanessa Pupavac ‏/ Twitter ]

@tfbrexit ‚Our present Parliament seems to be treading dangerously close, for the first time since the 1830s, to interpreting its “representative” function perversely as entitlement to reject a clearly expressed popular wish.‘

14.03.2019 - 16:10 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Rotten Parliament is the worst we’ve had since the democracy haters of the 1830s

We live in a “representative democracy” – or so we tell ourselves. But who or what is the present parliament representing? Not the majority in the country, as expressed by in the 2016 referendum and the 2017 general election. Some two thirds of constituencies voted for Brexit – a vote that would give an unprecedented landslide majority in a parliamentary election – and yet most MPs still support Remain.

We would have to go back rather a long way to find a precedent, to a time when “democracy” was a dirty word.

14.03.2019 - 15:49 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

“John Bercow is now a superstar in Germany” reveals Die Welt newspaper’s Stefanie Bolzen #Brexit

14.03.2019 - 15:32 [ Maddy Thimont Jack, Researcher at @instituteforgov on Brexit, Parliament and devolution ‏/ Twitter ]

Same day the govt motion has as the deadline for parliament approving a deal… Clear your diaries for 20 March everyone!

14.03.2019 - 15:31 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews political editor / Twitter ]

Benn manuscript amendment brings back Cooper-Boles-Letwin plan to take control of Commons standing orders – next Wednesday for indicative votes:

14.03.2019 - 15:14 [ Iain Watson, political correspondent, BBC ‏/ Twitter ]

John Bercow still defending his choice of amendments – lots of disquiet over not selecting one ruling out a referendum. Says he can justify his choices ‚to the world‘

14.03.2019 - 14:54 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes / Twitter ]

Truly a sorry episode in British democracy – Benn/Cooper/Letwin want entirely unaccountable group of 25 MPs to seize executive powers – Bercow corrupting the office of Speaker to support partisan campaigns – All while MPs trying to force a banana republic-style second referendum

14.03.2019 - 14:44 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Brexiteer fury as John Bercow blocks attempt to rule out second referendum

– Watch the Brexit debate in the live stream above
– MPs to vote on Thursday afternoon on delaying Brexit
– Remainer plot to postpone Brexit by up to two years
– Brexiteer hopes pinned on Geoffrey Cox changing legal advice
– Will the EU allow an Article 50 extension that will delay Brexit? ​
– Nick Timothy: Mrs May is responsible for losing control of Brexit
– Nigel Farage: Brexit betrayal one of most shameful chapters in our history

14.03.2019 - 14:38 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Bercow Refuses to Select Cross-Party Anti-Second Referendum Amendment Signed by 127 MPs

Speaker John Bercow has refused to call the cross-party amendment B rejecting a second referendum, despite the fact that it was signed by 127 MPs including the entirety of the DUP and had numerous Labour MPs as leading co-signatories including Caroline Flint, Gareth Snell and John Mann. Shameless…

Instead Bercow has selected four amendments more to his own liking:

14.03.2019 - 14:36 [ theGuardian.com ]

Bercow calls four amendments, including one calling for a second referendum

John Bercow, the speaker, says he is calling four amendments, plus an amendment to an amendment.

They are:

1) Sarah Wollaston’s – calling for an extension to article 50 to allow for time for a referendum on Brexit.

2) Hilary Benn’s – saying next Wednesday should be set aside for a debate that would start the process of allowing MPs to hold indicative votes on Brexit alternatives. There is also an amendment to this amendment, from Labour’s Lucy Powell, changing the timing.

3) Labour’s – saying article 50 should be extended to allow time for MPs to find a majority for a different approach to Brexit.

4) Chris Bryant’s – saying Theresa May should not be allowed to put her deal to the Commons again.

13.03.2019 - 20:45 [ Laura Kuenssberg / Twitter ]

So… the main vote is now on whether UK can EVER leave the EU without a deal (because of earlier Spelman vote) – govt is now said to be trying to force its own MP s to vote against its own motion – frankly things so chaotic this could implode by mistake

13.03.2019 - 16:22 [ The Speaker ‏/ Twitter ]

#BREXITVOTE: Speaker John Bercow has selected two amendments for debate ahead of tonight’s vote on whether to leave the EU with #NoDeal; an amendment which seeks to rule out no deal, and the ‚Malthouse‘ amendment, to delay #Brexit until May 22, with a transition period until 2021

13.03.2019 - 16:20 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

Heute Abend wird über zwei Zusatzanträge abgestimmt: – No Deal wird komplett ausgeschlossen – Verschiebung des Austrittsdatums bis zum 22.5., um die Konsequenzen eines No Deal-Austritts abzufedern. @zdfheute @ReporterZDF #Brexit

27.02.2019 - 20:54 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

MPs overwhelmingly back Yvette Cooper’s amendment by 502 to 20, formally approving Theresa May’s timetable for votes on no-deal and delaying #Brexit – if MPs reject UK PM’s own deal

27.02.2019 - 20:45 [ Laura Kuenssberg / Twitter ]

And this vote would get the Commons to approve formally the plan for a domino of votes in mid March set out by the PM yday

27.02.2019 - 20:44 [ Laura Kuenssberg / Twitter ]

So now on to the last vote, Yvette Cooper’s amendment and they are formally voting on that

27.02.2019 - 20:20 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

MPs reject Labour’s amendment calling for PM to back their #Brexit plan by 323 to 240 – moving the party closer to backing a second referendum

27.02.2019 - 20:18 [ Yannis Koutsomitis / Twitter ]

UK #Brexit Sec Barclay: Govt will accept Cooper’s Brexit amendment.

/via @LiveSquawk

Wow.

27.02.2019 - 19:15 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

I hope MPs understand, all their talk of short delays, of ruling out no deal, the public understands exactly what is going on: underhand and deeply cynical attempts to overturn the biggest democratic mandate in British history. You’re not fooling anyone. #brexit

27.02.2019 - 18:53 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit delay: France would block Article 50 extension ‘without a clear objective’, Macron says

France would block a delay to Brexit unless it had a “clear objective” based on a “new choice” by the British, Emmanuel Macron has said.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris, the French president gave the clearest signal from an EU leader so far that there would be conditions on an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period.

27.02.2019 - 18:05 [ Aubrey Allegretti, reporter and occasional news editor for @SkyNewsPolitics / Twitter ]

NEW: Jeremy Corbyn has just sent a letter to all MPs – including Conservative ones – offering them the chance to talk to a member of his team to get them to back the Labour frontbench amendment. One person who recieved it says: „Haven’t seen him do that before.“

27.02.2019 - 16:36 [ UK Parliament / Youtube ]

Brexit “next steps” debate: 27 February 2019

MPs are now debating what steps should be taken next in the Brexit process. They will debate amendments put forward by MPs from across the House, with votes expected to start at around 7pm.

27.02.2019 - 10:16 [ Parliament.co.uk ]

House of Commons: Wednesday 27 February 2019 Order Paper No.258

12.30pm: Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 20 minutes: Ten Minute Rule Motion: Planning (Affordable Housing and Land
Compensation) (Helen Hayes)

No debate: Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2)
Bill: Second and Third Reading

Until any hour*: Business of the House (Today) (Motion) (*if the 7.00pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

Until 7.00pm: UK’s withdrawal from the European Union
(Motion)

27.02.2019 - 09:44 [ Adrian Masters, Political Editor, ITV Cymru Wales / Twitter ]

4/7 Distrust of the leaders of both main parties is expressed in very strong terms. One Labour MP said the leadership under Corbyn is as remote as it was under Blair. One Conservative MP told me Theresa May is the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had, including Gordon Brown.

27.02.2019 - 09:34 [ Nick Boles, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Gratified that the PM has accepted the key proposals in the cross-party Cooper-Letwin Bill. This is a victory for Parliament. We will lay amendments to her motion this afternoon and seek confirmation of her commitments from ministers during tomorrow’s debate.

(26.2.2019)

27.02.2019 - 09:16 [ Parliament.uk ]

Yvette Cooper’s Private Member’s Bill explained

(19.2.2019) What role does Parliament have in extending Article 50?

Although it is not explicitly stated in UK legislation, Parliament is not thought to have a formal role in deciding whether the Article 50 process should be extended as a matter of EU law. Extension is ultimately a question that is resolved by the UK Government acting on the UK’s behalf, negotiating with the European Union.

27.02.2019 - 09:11 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit Supreme Court Case: MPs‘ motion on Article 50 was not legally binding, Government lawyer admits

(8. Dezember2016) A vote by MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit plans was not legally binding, the Government’s lawyers have admitted.

James Eadie QC made the concession during the final day of Supreme Court appeal which is considering whether the Prime Minister has sufficient authority to trigger Article 50 without a vote by MPs.

27.02.2019 - 09:09 [ Verfassungsblog.de ]

The House of Commons’ Last Chance at Taking Back Control?

A key part of the case against the Cooper-Letwin plan is that it is unlikely to work without a degree of Government support.

27.02.2019 - 07:33 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for a second Brexit vote sparks fury as FIFTY MPs set to defy Labour leader

Labour chairman Ian Lavery was described as “very angry” as he branded the support for a second referendum “political suicide” – arguing that the move risks shedding votes in the Midlands and northern England.

Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon attacked the leadership for failing to consult the shadow cabinet before announcing the U-turn – asking Mr Corbyn: “Why did we hear about it in the media?”

26.02.2019 - 16:59 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal is complete

He has betrayed his party’s own manifesto in the 2017 general election, which promised to respect the outcome of the referendum. He has betrayed his old Labour mentors, most notably his hero Tony Benn, who was the left’s most articulate critic of the EU. And he has betrayed himself. He has betrayed his own longstanding and correct belief that the EU is an illiberal, undemocratic, anti-worker outrage of an institution. Has any politician ever betrayed so many people in such a short space of time?

26.02.2019 - 16:49 [ Express.co.uk ]

Labour’s Brexit BETRAYAL: Corbyn to SUPPORT second EU referendum and back REMAIN

Asked if that stance would put her on the “same side as Jeremy Corbyn”, Ms Thornberry replied: “Yeah. Of course.

“If there’s a choice between a disastrous Tory Brexit or no deal and Remaining, then that is what we will have to do.”

Labour’s 2017 manifesto says the party “accepts the referendum result” and will fight for “a Brexit deal that delivers for all regions and nations of the UK”.

26.02.2019 - 16:48 [ BBC ]

Theresa May offers MPs Brexit delay vote

The prime minister said she will put her withdrawal agreement – including any changes she has agreed with the EU – to a meaningful vote by 12 March.

If that fails, MPs will be offered two separate votes:

One, on the following day, on whether MPs support a no-deal Brexit – so the UK would „only leave without a deal on 29 March if there is explicit consent in the House for that outcome“
If that fails, then MPs will get a vote by 14 March on requesting an extension to the two-year Article 50 negotiation process to delay EU withdrawal beyond 29 March

26.02.2019 - 13:57 [ Zac Goldsmith, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

But what is supposed to happen afterwards, when people realise with total certainty that their ‘vote’ – the one and only means they have to influence their democracy – is essentially worthless? That political promises have zero value? /3

26.02.2019 - 13:46 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Mark my words- WE IN LABOUR WILL NOT SEE POWER FOR TEN YEARS OR MORE. Yes, the Europhile globalists that dominate the party will be delighted because they can afford another decade of Tory government. For Labour, the Peoples flag is no longer red, its blue with yellow stars.

26.02.2019 - 13:45 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

The Europhiles have captured the Labour Party. Labour will now back a second referendum- while the hubris of metropolitan Labour will be comfortably satisfied having totally reneged on a solid manifesto pledge, the country will suffer decades of Tory government. Well done.

26.02.2019 - 13:33 [ Financial Times ]

Europhile MPs rally support for Brexit no-deal amendment

Yvette Cooper, a senior Labour MP, and Sir Oliver Letwin, a senior Conservative MP, have been rallying support for a proposal that would force the government to hand power to parliament if no UK-EU withdrawal deal has been approved by March 13.
Under the proposal, which is set to be tabled as an amendment on Wednesday, the government would be legally obliged to offer MPs the option of requesting an extension in the Article 50 exit process beyond March 29.

26.02.2019 - 13:28 [ John Mann, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Most Labour MPs ducking the question, would they support a Labour Brexit or remain in their proposed referendum . Keir Starmer will want to be first to make this crystal clear.

26.02.2019 - 13:21 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Labour MP tells Jeremy Corbyn: Backing referendum will stop you becoming Prime Minister

Brexit-backing backbencher John Mann said the decision to endorse a so-called „People’s Vote“ would infuriate Leave supporters in the Midlands and north of England.

At a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday evening, the Bassetlaw MP told Mr Corbyn: „This decision will stop you being Prime Minister.“

26.02.2019 - 13:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

So a choice between ‚No Brexit‘ and ‚Brexit in Name Only‘. Bad move, Labour. You are risking the support of millions of ordinary voters. Stop trying to undo democracy. Start respecting the referendum result.

26.02.2019 - 13:04 [ Michael Calderbank #GTTO / Twitter ]

Tommy Robinson and Nigel Farage will be licking their lips at the prospect of Labour swimming behind a 2nd referendum/Remain

26.02.2019 - 12:59 [ Leave.EU / Twitter ]

A government committed to postponing Brexit and an opposition now disgracefully backing yet another vote. 17.4 million Brexiteers are politically homeless. The people have been ignored, the betrayal is almost complete.

Help us fight to save Brexit at leave.eu/get-involved

26.02.2019 - 12:50 [ Richard Tice / Twitter ]

Govt ministers openly calling for Brexit “delay” (code for Remain) and Labour backing second referendum. The betrayal is here. The people will not tolerate it….

26.02.2019 - 12:11 [ Michael J. Fell ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour has also said the party will support a cross-party amendment, proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin, designed to rule out the prospect of a no-deal exit.

BBC News – Labour prepared to back new Brexit referendum

03.02.2019 - 13:17 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Theresa May given boost with seven point Tory poll lead as Jeremy Corbyn calls for snap general election

The Labour Party slumped by six points from 40 per cent to 34 per cent in the past fortnight, according to a survey by Opinium for The Observer, seeing them leapfrogged by the Conservatives who went from 37 per cent to 41 per cent.

03.02.2019 - 13:12 [ theSun.co.uk ]

SECOND’S OUT: Theresa May vows there will never be a second referendum in defiant message to Brexit-wrecker MPs

She declared: “The leaders of the campaign for a second referendum had the chance to put their plan before the House of Commons a few days ago.

“But they recognised there is no majority in this Parliament to hold another vote. Indeed, I believe there never will be.”

30.01.2019 - 08:03 [ Brendan Chilton, @LabourFutureUK ‏/ Twitter ]

Well done .@gareth_snell @RogerGodsiff @KateHoeyMP @JohnMannMP @CarolineFlintMP @LauraSmithMP @IanAustinMP @KevinBarronMP @FitzMP @jarrowstevemp @rosie4westlancs and Dennis Skinner MP and Ronnie Campbell MP for voting against Yvette Coopers amendment to halt Brexit.#TrueDemocrats

30.01.2019 - 07:59 [ Alex Wickham / Twitter ]

14 Labour MPs voted against Cooper amendment

Austin
Barron
Campbell
Cooper, R
Fitzpatrick
Flint
Godsiff
Hepburn
Hoey
Mann
Skinner
Smith, L
Snell
Stringer

30.01.2019 - 07:52 [ Politico.eu ]

UK parliament rejects move to delay Brexit

MPs vote down proposal by Labour MP Yvette Cooper.

29.01.2019 - 17:07 [ Reuters ]

UK Labour leader Corbyn says his party backs three-month Brexit delay

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday his party would back a three-month delay to Brexit if the government cannot get an exit deal approved by parliament before Feb. 26.

29.01.2019 - 16:27 [ Pippa Crerar ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn confirms Labour backing @YvetteCooperMP amendment “because to crash out without a deal, would be deeply damaging for industry and economy”. Adds that they’re supporting three months extension.

29.01.2019 - 12:16 [ Radio Utopie ]

Ticker zur „Verschiebung“ des E.U.-Austritts von Großbritannien

Das britische Parlament (House of Commons, „Unterhaus“) wird den am 29. März rechtskräftig werdenden Austritt des Landes aus der „Europäischen Union“ wieder aufheben und dessen „Verschiebung“ beschließen.

Damit fliegt die Demokratie-Simulation im Zuge der „Globalisierung“ auch im Vereinigten Königreich auf.

Analyse, Hintergründe, Livestream.

29.01.2019 - 07:40 [ Matt Dathan ‏/ Twitter ]

NEW: A group of 10-15 Labour MPs confronted the party’s chief whip Nick Brown tonight over the decision to whip in favour of Cooper and Grieve amendments. And they weren’t the usual suspects – some were hardline Corbynistas.

29.01.2019 - 07:28 [ theSun.co.uk ]

LABOUR VOTE SHIFT: Jeremy Corbyn to throw Labour’s weight behind delaying Brexit in crunch Commons vote

A group of between 10-15 MPs confronted Labour’s chief whip Nick Brown in his office last night demanding him explain the decision. Sources said the group included some of Mr Corbyn’s biggest leftie supporters.

One furious insider said: “How are we going to explain this when we claim not to be blocking Brexit but we’re effectively going to kick it into the long grass.”

29.01.2019 - 07:26 [ BBC ]

Brexit vote: How can Article 50 be extended?

It would mean Brexit would not happen and the UK would remain in the EU.

The other alternative is to extend the Article 50 period, allowing more time to finalise a deal, or perhaps come up with an alternative outcome via an election or another referendum.

29.01.2019 - 07:20 [ Robert Peston, ITV / Twitter ]

This is a big story. I‘ve been contacted by a load of Brexiter and Remainer Tories mystified that @theresa_may has rebuffed a Brexit plan devised on her own backbenches by soft-Brexiters and the ERG. You can read their own WhatsApp briefing note on it from attached screenshots.

29.01.2019 - 07:18 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Theresa May’s Plan B in chaos amid open revolt from Tory Brexiteers

The Prime Minister made a personal plea to her backbenchers to support a plan to renegotiate the Northern Irish backstop, but Eurosceptics refused on the grounds that it would not be legally binding.

On Monday night Downing Street frantically tried to claw back support by telling Brexiteers Mrs May will seek to reopen the EU Withdrawal…

28.01.2019 - 17:20 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

The Cooper amendment. The political cost of extending A50 will be chaos. #LabourParty must not regard itself as pro-EU or it will continue to lose seats like Bolton W, Walsall, Stoke and Mansfield. And what is true of Labour is truer of the Green Party,

28.01.2019 - 17:12 [ Leave Means Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

We’re all set for a BIG turnout at our protest tomorrow ?? MPs are doing all they can to undermine our democratic vote. This is your opportunity to tell them that no deal is no problem! #LetsGoWTO

28.01.2019 - 17:09 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Furious Jeremy Corbyn refuses to say if he will order his MPs to back Cooper plan to delay Brexit tomorrow in tense exchange

– Jeremy Corbyn was asked whether he would back Yvette Cooper’s plan today
– He snapped ’no comment‘ at reporters and stalked off away from questions
– Labour sources said there would be no official position from the party today
– Cooper’s plan to delay Brexit instead of a no deal will be voted on tomorrow
– But it can only succeed if Corbyn tells all his MPs to vote for it in the Commons

28.01.2019 - 17:02 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexit: No 10 refuses to specify amendments it may back in Commons

However, only some amendments will be picked for a vote by the Speaker, John Bercow. Asked which ones the government might back, May’s spokesman said it was impossible to say before they were selected.

28.01.2019 - 07:53 [ Sky News ]

How MPs will try to change course of Brexit this week

So the important votes will not be based on Mrs May’s plans, but on amendments to it.

The consequences could see Brexit delayed by nine months, a time-limit put on the backstop and calling a second referendum.

Bear with us, we’ll take you through them all step by step.

28.01.2019 - 07:39 [ David Davis / Telegraph.co.uk ]

Anti-Brexit MPs must beware the dangers of upending centuries of Parliamentary tradition

The British constitution is based on four things: statute law, common law, works of authority, and Parliamentary conventions. These conventions exist for a reason. They’re unwritten understandings about how something in Parliament should be done which, although not legally enforceable, until now has been almost universally observed.

To the public, process is arcane, boring, and sometimes incomprehensible. But given that we lack a written constitution, it is important, and Parliament must be conducted in a manner which is recognised and respected.

27.01.2019 - 18:10 [ BBC Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

SNP MPs will vote for Yvette Cooper’s plan to delay #Brexit on Tuesday, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells #Marr

25.01.2019 - 06:31 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

1) Second Referendum Campaigners withdraw amendment 2) Len McCluskey announces Corbyn would campaign to leave the EU in a General Election 3) More Labour MPs oppose a second referendum Today has been a pretty good day. Labour gradually returning to its Eurosceptic tradition.

(24.1.2019)

25.01.2019 - 06:21 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The second referendum is off (for now): Remainer MPs DROP attempt to force through a ‚People’s Vote‘ and blame Corbyn for killing their chances of winning

(24.1.2019) The gang of Labour and Tory MPs who were backing a so-called People’s Vote blasted Jeremy Corbyn for killing off their chances of winning.

Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston had planned to table the ‚doctor’s amendment‘ to next Tuesday’s crunch Brexit motion to demand a second referendum.

But stood outside Parliament this morning flanked by pro-EU Labour MPs Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna, she announced a U-turn.

25.01.2019 - 06:20 [ BBC ]

Brexit: MPs drop plan to put fresh referendum to Commons vote

Members of the the cross-party People’s Vote campaign have admitted they don’t yet have enough support from MPs to get another EU referendum.

25.01.2019 - 06:17 [ Sky News ]

Most Britons oppose second EU referendum, Sky Data poll reveals

(20.1.2019) The results came as at least two cross-party groups of MPs plan to table amendments in the House of Commons to delay or frustrate Mrs May’s Brexit plans.

One group, including senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory former minister Nick Boles, is backing a bill to suspend the Article 50 withdrawal process if there is no new deal with Brussels by the end of February.

25.01.2019 - 06:09 [ LBC.co.uk ]

Furious Labour Member Vows To Vote Tory If Corbyn Backs Second Referendum

Having been a Labour member since the 80’s, he told LBC: “If Jeremy Corbyn goes for a People’s Vote and there’s a general election I will not vote for Labour.

“I will not vote Labour again, I’m absolutely sickened.”

He then turned his anger towards Labour MPs, who he accused of “acting disgracefully”.

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ Spiked ]

Corbyn is no democrat

Indeed, some of the more stinging critiques have come from the left. Guardian columnist Owen Jones, a supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, declared the People’s Vote campaign an ‘absolute disaster’. If there is another referendum, he says, ‘and they run the Remain campaign, we might as well chalk up a second Leave victory now’.

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ Buzzfeed.com ]

The Campaign For A People’s Vote On Brexit Has Descended Into Infighting And Splits

(22.1.2019) Pro-Remain MPs and officials on the People’s Vote campaign are split on the overarching strategy of how to secure a public vote, on campaign events and tactics, whether People’s Vote should run the Remain campaign if a second referendum is called, and over the actions and motivations of its leading politicians, the sources said.

The ongoing internal wrangling is making it less likely that the Labour party will ultimately back a public vote, a shadow minister and a senior Labour backbencher told BuzzFeed News.

25.01.2019 - 05:36 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Diane Abbott misses historic Brexit vote because she was ‚taken ill‘

(1.2.2017) She added: “Are we going to vote with the Tories come what may? This is a question of opening the process. We will seek to amend and, if we are not able to get any of our amendments through, clearly we will have to review our position.”

25.01.2019 - 05:21 [ Express.co.uk ]

CORBYN CAVES! Labour leader BACKS plan which could force second Brexit referendum

(22.1.2018) Labour’s move was welcomed by a leading anti-Brexit campaigner.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph Eloise Todd, chief executive of Best for Britain, claimed it represented “a momentous day in our campaign”.

She added: “Labour have put a second referendum on the table with this amendment and this is a massive step forward.”

23.01.2019 - 09:25 [ Green Leaves / Youtube ]

Tony Benn on European union – Best Bits #Lexit #GreenLeaves

Re-released today – Best of Tony Benn – talks European union (todays EU) and democracy to Roy Jenkins in 1975 – These are the highlights and have never sounded more relevant than today with the Brexit debate.

For full debate see playlist. Subscribe to our channel and share our playlists if you agree with Tony Benn.

Comments welcome below on anything to do with the current EU / Brexit debate.

The left leave case for democracy from Tony Benn – President of the Stop the War Coalition – 2001 – 2014 –

Tony Benn 1975 European Communities debate highlights

With thanks to Why Vote Leave

23.01.2019 - 08:21 [ Chloe Westley, former @Vote_Leave staffer / Twitter ]

A 2nd referendum would be many politicians‘ worst nightmare. Continuous video replays of them saying they would ‚respect the result‘, fast-forwarded to speeches in parliament calling for a ‚people’s vote‘.

23.01.2019 - 08:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

My new Brexit Party, supported by Nigel Farage, will fight for our democracy

When young children are losing at board games they demand to change the rules. Yet this same juvenile intent drives the cabal of democracy defying MPs.

23.01.2019 - 07:59 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Delay is ‚most likely‘ option, says former chancellor

Speaking to BBC business editor Simon Jack in Davos, Mr Osborne said that the prospect of no deal meant „the gun is held to the British economy’s head“.

„Russian roulette is a game which you should never play because there’s a one-in-six chance that the bullet goes into your head,“ he said.

23.01.2019 - 07:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Nigel Farage to lead new pro-Brexit party if EU departure delayed

(20.1.2019) Former Ukip leader says he will ‘re-enter the fray’ if Brexit is put back beyond 29 March

23.01.2019 - 07:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Labour opens door to SECOND vote: Corbyn shift makes new referendum more likely as May suggests it would lead to civil unrest and refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

– Corbyn tables amendment for Government to debate alternative Brexit plans
– It would require the Government to give Parliament time to legislate for new vote
– Mr Corbyn’s move is the closest he has come to backing a second referendum
– The move reflects the pressure he is under from party members to shift to a position of trying to block Brexit

22.01.2019 - 20:11 [ Tim Dawson, Writer and journalist / Twitter ]

I think Remain MPs who are using unprecedented Parliamentary chicanery to try and keep us in the EU – with no mandate for their activity whatever – have gone quite mad. I mean, seriously. Have they really considered the potential consequences of their current actions?

22.01.2019 - 20:05 [ Paul Brand, Political Correspondent @itvnews / Twitter ]

NEW: Labour MPs from leave constituencies going to see their chief whip this afternoon furious about People’s Vote amendment. One tells me “We’re pissed off, just because we’re silent people forget we’re in the majority. It’s like our working class communities are being ignored”.

22.01.2019 - 15:35 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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(27.9.2018)

22.01.2019 - 15:01 [ Students For Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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Join us: studentsforbrexit.com

22.01.2019 - 14:34 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

Not only would #PeoplesVote lose, also #Labour would be tainted as so many of their MPs are behind this. #labourleave supporters in Midlands and North would not be keen to turn out. It would be Leeds Morley and @andreajenkyns all over again. #Labour would lose next election.

22.01.2019 - 14:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A second referendum would be seen as a denial of the democratic decision taken by voters, and reinforce the sense that their voices were not being listened to.‘ Labour ex-heavyweight and long-time EU opponent Bryan Gould socks it to the establishment.

22.01.2019 - 13:59 [ Veterans for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Imagine if we’d voted Remain and a pro-Leave establishment • took us out ‘temporarily’ anyway • attacked the legitimacy of the vote • spent 3 years quibbling over the terms of remaining • delayed rejoining. It would be called corrupt.

22.01.2019 - 13:21 [ Edmund Griffiths ‏/ Twitter ]

Not sure I get the logic of the Labour amendment. Clearly pointing towards a second referendum (hi Pasok!), but what is the question meant to be?

Some deal or proposition that can command a Commons majority, versus—what?

22.01.2019 - 12:58 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour Party is moving in a direction of becoming an unelectable force which represents metropolitan elites, rather than the working class voters, which it was created to stand up for. Is this what you came into politics for @jeremycorbyn?

22.01.2019 - 12:41 [ Jonathan Isaby ‏/ Twitter ]

„The chairman of the People’s Vote campaign joins us from Davos,“ announces the interviewer on @BBCr4today. No further comment required.

22.01.2019 - 12:24 [ Project OUT / Twitter ]

This is shameful! The Labour Party have just betrayed the working class and the millions of Labour Leave voters. This will cost Labour the next election and will keep the Tories in power for years. #StandUp4Brexit #Brexit #PeoplesVote #NoDeal

22.01.2019 - 12:19 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

Lets be clear. If Labour backs a second referendum we will not win the next general election, and we wont win the one that follows. We will be out of power for a generation. Is this really what you want .@UKLabour and @jeremycorbyn

22.01.2019 - 06:38 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.

(28.11.2018)

22.01.2019 - 06:32 [ Huffingtonpost.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn Calls For MPs To Get The Right To Trigger Second Brexit Referendum

Corbyn’s move, tabled on Monday night, “requires” ministers to vote on alternatives that would avoid a no-deal Brexit.

22.01.2019 - 06:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU-TURN: Jeremy Corbyn backs Labour MPs’ plan for second Brexit referendum despite hating the EU for decades

Corbyn’s u-turn came Labour MPs today openly defied Jeremy Corbyn by heading for a Downing Street meeting with Theresa May’s top aides.

Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and other leading moderates visited the Cabinet Office this morning for talks with ministers along with Tories such as Anna Soubry.

22.01.2019 - 06:06 [ Telelgraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn backs MPs‘ plan to force a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has endorsed a plan to force a second EU referendum as he bowed to pressure from Labour party members and MPs.

Mr Corbyn wants the Government to give MPs the final say next week on a second referendum. If a majority back a referendum, Parliament could force Theresa May to hold a new in/out public vote that could lead to Brexit being reversed.

21.01.2019 - 17:34 [ Leave.EU ‏/ Twitter ]

Emails in support of our deselection campaign are flying in today! The most popular candidate for deselection is Mr Dominic Grieve. Take note, @BeaconsfieldCCA. If you’re a Conservative party member and wish to show Remoaners who is truly sovereign, get in touch at info@leave.eu

21.01.2019 - 17:32 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

The small-print of Grieve’s amendment is most revealing

as ever, it’s worth reading a lawyer’s exact words rather than simply accepting assurances about intent. Here is the precise wording (with my emphasis):

‘…a Motion in connection with the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union in the name of at least 300 Members of the House elected to the House as members of at least five parties and including at least 10 Members elected to the House as members of the party in Government shall stand as the first item of business;’

So such a motion would not require the support of ten MPs from the governing party, only ten MPs ‘elected to the House as members’ of such a party. In other words, MPs who had defected, or resigned the Whip, or been expelled from the governing party would still count as lending support from the Government benches. How convenient.

21.01.2019 - 17:16 [ Parliament.uk ]

Statement on the impartial relationship between clerks and Members of Parliament

Copy of the letter of complaint sent to Sunday Times from Sir David Natzler, Clerk of the House of Commons:

I write as Head of the House of Commons service to complain formally about the article published on the front page of The Sunday Times on 20th January.

Your claim that a named official was “drawing up plans to overturn the normal rules of parliament” in support of “rebel MPs” are insinuations of improper behaviour and support for a particular political position, and a gross misrepresentation of the nature of the relationship between Clerks and Members of Parliament. Providing advice to MPs is a key part of the job of Clerks. MPs from all parties and with a range of views will regularly approach the Clerks to get advice on how to get their view into a motion or amendment, or how to draft a Private Member’s Bill on a particular topic. They will offer such advice regardless of any personal views on the subject.

21.01.2019 - 16:49 [ theSun.co.uk ]

PLOT FURY: Remainer ringleader Dominic Grieve blasted for ‘bitter, twisted and dangerous’ plot to block Brexit

The pro-EU Tory will this week table an amendment which would give a minority of MPs the power to keep Britain in the EU.

He wants to hijack the Commons statement being made today by Theresa May on the way forward for Brexit.

If successful, his amendment would allow Article 50 to be suspended indefinitely on the say-so of 300 MPs.

21.01.2019 - 16:27 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Theresa May in Brexit meltdown

Leaked emails obtained by this newspaper show that Dominic Grieve, the former attorney-general, has been in secret communications with Colin Lee, the clerk of bills, with the explicit intention of suspending Britain’s departure from the European Union.

Lee drew up three versions of the plan for Grieve — each of which would overturn centuries of parliamentary precedent — and then swore him to secrecy.

21.01.2019 - 16:18 [ Jack Simson Caird, Senior Research Fellow in Parliaments and the Rule of Law / Twitter ]

So the debate on 29 Jan might not be a debate on a plan B but could be debate on how you get to a plan B. (Worth noting that we don’t know the rules that will apply for the debate eg number of amendments and those rules themselves might be contested). 5/

9:02 AM – 18 Jan 2019

21.01.2019 - 16:16 [ theGuardian.com ]

No second vote on Brexit deal likely before February, says No 10

May’s spokesman said the vote due to be held on 29 January was not “a second meaningful vote” and the government’s motion would not spell out in detail the next stage of the prime minister’s plan to get a Brexit agreement through parliament.

Instead, it is likely to be a vehicle for multiple solutions from backbench and opposition MPs, who will attempt to amend it.

21.01.2019 - 13:16 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tory plotters need to understand the concept of winning and losing and not hand victory to those defeated in the Brexit referendum

Shifty Dominic Grieve fancies himself as a Remain superhero, outwitting the Government to rob 17.4million voters.

He doesn’t give a damn about the little people, of course, being a grand QC and former Attorney General.

But Grieve is doing catastrophic harm to his party, to Parliament and our democracy. History won’t be kind to him.

20.01.2019 - 13:04 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Grieve’s Brexit amendment could destabilise British government for years to come

As you might expect from Grieve, a QC, it’s well put-together. It identifies a weak point in Britain’s constitutional architecture, and proposes to take a shot. If he hits his target, it might not just take down Brexit but a whole lot more besides.

20.01.2019 - 12:31 [ The Spectator / Twitter ]

Grieve’s amendment would overturn basic principles of government, allowing rebels to take control of the parliamentary timetable with only 46 per cent of MPs, writes @nmdacosta.

20.01.2019 - 12:14 [ Order-Order.com ]

Grieve’s Minority Coup D’etat

If his amendment passes a minority of 300 MPs across five parties – with only 10 Tories needed – would be able to control the parliamentary agenda. Effectively creating a minority opposition controlled legislature.

20.01.2019 - 12:07 [ Buzzfeed.com ]

There’s A Secret Plan By Rebel MPs To Stop A No-Deal Brexit

Legislation could then be tabled by backbenchers to block a no-deal Brexit — something for which there is likely to be a Commons majority.

Previously it has been thought that only the executive would be able to extend or revoke Article 50 to stop the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal.

20.01.2019 - 11:32 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

This band of Remainer MPs pose a threat to Brexit and to democracy

The calamitous situation in Parliament is being exploited by a small band of MPs determined to use any mechanism, however constitutionally absurd and deleterious to the public’s faith in our democratic institutions, to stop Brexit.

20.01.2019 - 11:29 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: Cross-party Bill bids to force Theres May to postpone leaving EU until 2020

The move, which was launched by Labour’s Yvette Cooper, demands Parliamentary approval for a withdrawal agreement by February 26.

And if the Prime Minister fails, MPs would automatically get the chance to extend Article 50 and delay our exit until the end of the year or even 2020.

The bill is supported by senior backbenchers, including Select Committee chairs and former ministers, from across the House.

19.01.2019 - 19:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Remainer plot to seize Brexit and ‘deny EU Referendum result’ revealed as Dominic Grieve unveils amendment to stop No Deal

Europhile Grieve is working with other Remainers, including Labour rebels, to try and block the UK leaving the EU on March 29 without an agreement with Brussels.

They plan to put their motion to a vote in Parliament which if backed by 300 MPs could spark legislation to extend or revoke Article 50.

That would be considered highly controversial as it would challenge the unwritten constitution that only an elected majority government can control UK policy.

13.01.2019 - 10:19 [ Daily Mail ]

DAVID STARKEY: Bercow and Grieve think they are political giants, but they represent all that’s rotten in this parliament of pygmies

And there is only one possible name for this one. It has to be the Parliament of Pygmies, presided over as it is by the pygmy-in-chief, Speaker John Bercow, who, early in his period of office, was denounced by one infuriated Minister as a ‘sanctimonious, stupid dwarf’.

Ordinarily all this would be no more than matter for wry amusement. But the times are anything but ordinary. So strange are they, in fact, that the pygmies think they are giants and ape the gestures of the parliamentary greats of the past.

13.01.2019 - 08:14 [ Daily Mail ]

Revealed: Dominic Grieve secretly met John Bercow just HOURS before Speaker allowed his killer amendment as No 10 warns PM could be gone by WEDNESDAY

Commons Speaker John Bercow secretly met Tory rebel Dominic Grieve just hours before throwing out centuries of tradition to allow the MP to scupper Theresa May’s Brexit plans.

The pair spoke in Mr Bercow’s grace-and-favour Commons apartment the day before the Speaker tore up the rule book to allow the former Attorney General to table an amendment to wrest control of Brexit from the Prime Minister, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

13.01.2019 - 08:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

John Bercow hurled insults at aides and binned their advice over anti-Brexit bias

SPEAKER John Bercow hurled insults at aides and binned their advice when they tried to warn against anti-Brexit bias, it was claimed yesterday.

He allegedly bawled them down and declared: “I’m not interested in what a gaggle of clerks has to say.”

The astonishing clash came two hours before he ripped up the Commons rule book to allow rebel MPs the chance to frustrate Britain’s exit from the EU.

13.01.2019 - 08:11 [ Adam Boulton, editor-at-large / Sky News ]

Sky Views: We may yet be glad John Bercow is still Speaker

But if you think the only thing that matters is that a majority voted to leave the EU in the referendum, then you are likely to think Mr Bercow is a dishonest and biased scoundrel who has broken the rules in his determination to stop Brexit.

It is possible to take a different view of the Speaker’s behaviour. For a start it is entirely consistent with the way that he has done the job over the past 10 years – when a majority of MPs have repeatedly chosen to keep him in the chair.

10.01.2019 - 21:08 [ Spiked ]

Speaker of the House of Anti-Brexit

Those 308 MPs were not voting to take back control of Brexit from the government, but from the 17.4million people who voted to leave the EU. They are not ‘rebels’ but the cross-party political wing of the Remain-backing UK establishment, determined to thwart the democratic vote for Brexit at all costs.

Far from defending democracy, Bercow was acting as the agent of this elitist ‘coup’.

10.01.2019 - 08:08 [ theSun.co.uk ]

SPEAKER OF THE DEVIL: Commons Speaker John Bercow accused of trying to sabotage Brexit with Plan B ruling as he sparks constitutional crisis

The controversy sparked a near riot in Parliament as Brexiteers shouted their fury at the Speaker.

Amid scenes of chaos on the Commons floor, one livid Cabinet minister confronted Mr Bercow just before PMQs to accuse him of being “totally out of order”.

The Sun can reveal that seething Chief Whip Julian Smith – one of Mrs May’s closest lieutenants – accused Mr Bercow of “throwing centuries of precedence in the bin to thwart the referendum result”.

10.01.2019 - 08:05 [ Channel4.com ]

Prisons Minister Rory Stewart on Speaker John Bercow: ‘What he did was pretty strange and unprecedented’

Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has been a doughty defender of Theresa May’s deal in the past weeks.

10.01.2019 - 07:55 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Brexit: Second Commons defeat for May after Bercow breaks with tradition

The ruling by Mr Bercow, whose relationship with the government has been rancorous for years and has deteriorated over recent months, began a procedural row lasting more than an hour in the Commons as Conservative MPs accused him of “sophistry” and bias, Labour MPs applauded him and the Speaker refused to deny that he had overruled…

09.01.2019 - 20:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

John Bercow’s decision endangers the office of Speaker, and our democracy

Whatever shape Brexit takes, the effects of this unilateral change to parliamentary rules will be felt for a long time

09.01.2019 - 19:57 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

John Bercow’s disregard of precedent is a serious constitutional issue

Then there’s the matter of how the Commons works in the future, long after Bercow has gone. Does this mean that another Speaker can change procedure as he pleases, even against the advice of his own clerks? How can the Commons prevent this leading to the next referee being so obviously lacking in neutrality that their authority is even less than Bercow’s?

09.01.2019 - 19:54 [ Independent.co.uk ]

We now know John Bercow is as out of control as Brexit itself

Given the propensity of thought-to-be-lost Morecambe and Wise episodes to turn up decades later in west African cinema store cupboards, we must advise the parliamentary archivists immediately to incinerate all recorded footage of the House of Commons between 12.41 and 13.53 on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 January 2019, and promptly blast the ashes deep into outer space.

Actually, perhaps that’s too risky.

09.01.2019 - 19:35 [ Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor, The Telegraph / Twitter ]

We are now in full-fledged constitutional crisis territory. Bercow has accepted the Grieve amendment which *his own clerks* say is against the standing orders of the House. This is going to be carnage.

09.01.2019 - 19:18 [ Sam White ‏/ Twitter ]

The American right is psychopathic, the British right is in a state of toothless submission. There must be an ideal medium somewhere between the two.

09.01.2019 - 19:15 [ John Alistair ‏/ Twitter ]

How does a Conservative speaker giving time for a Conservative backbencher’s amendment to a Conservative government’s motion constitute partisanship in favour of the Labour party?

09.01.2019 - 19:12 [ Mark Wallace, Executive Editor of ConservativeHome @ConHome / Twitter ]

Constitutions based in part on convention are delicate things. Mess with them without proper thought, and you can quite quickly go from ringing the bells to wringing your hands. I fear Parliament will rue the day they allowed this.

09.01.2019 - 19:07 [ NewStatesman.com ]

What does John Bercow’s unprecedented action mean for Brexit – and for him?

It is true to say that you cannot really make an argument that Bercow’s action is supported by precedent or the rules of the House. What matters is if they are supported by the one rule of British politics that does matter: do you have a majority in the House of Commons? If you have a majority in the House of Commons, it doesn’t matter if you are found to have misled MPs, provided that majority is willing to sustain you in office. It doesn’t matter if you are upending centuries of precedent, because the only precedent that matters in our constitution is that Parliament can do whatever it wants.

09.01.2019 - 18:56 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

This is obvious but worth repeating again and again. This ‘crisis’, which can ‘only be solved by a second referendum’ is in fact a concerted, long-term, cross-party effort to overturn Brexit. Wildly irresponsible.

(today)

09.01.2019 - 18:52 [ Tim Dawson, writer and journalist ‏/ Twitter ]

The root cause of our national discontent is simple. We had a referendum, but the losing side refuses to honour it. We are therefore stuck in a political groundhog day; forced to replay the same exhausting, exhausted arguments over and over again. 2 years on- tempers are fraying.

09.01.2019 - 18:39 [ Sky News ]

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow defends impartiality amid Brexiteers‘ anger

Furious Brexiteers raise questions about the Remain-supporting Speaker in angry parliamentary exchanges.

09.01.2019 - 18:35 [ ProductiehuisEU / Twitter ]

BREXIT – Angry Mark Francois hits out at Speaker Bercow (9th January 2019)

Raising a point of order after PMQs, he said: “Mr Speaker, I have not been in this House as long as you but I have been here for 18 years and I have never known any occasion when any Speaker has overruled a motion of the House of Commons. “You have said again and again you’re a servant of this House and we take you at your word, and I have heard you many times on points of order when people have challenged you say ‘I cannot do X or Y because I am bound by a motion of the House’. “You have done that multiple times in my experience, so why are you overruling this today?”

09.01.2019 - 18:13 [ Sky News Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

„We had a row in the Commons for over an hour.“ Tory MP Mark Francois says many MPs believe John Bercow was „exceeding his authority“ by approving a vote on a controversial amendment.

Follow the #Brexit debate here: http://po.st/FKBjwo

09.01.2019 - 18:08 [ Mark D'Arcy, parliamentary correspondent / BBC ]

Bercow’s unprecedented ruling could change the course of Brexit

I suspect that, one way or another, Mr Bercow’s turbulent tenure in the Commons chair is coming to an end.

Perhaps in months rather than weeks, but not before the big Brexit votes (and it’s not impossible that somewhere along the way, he might have to make this kind of ruling again).

The basic question his would-be successors will have to answer is how much of the Bercow revolution in the way the Commons works should be scrapped – and how much should be retained?

09.01.2019 - 18:02 [ Sky News Politics / Twitter ]

Tory MP Mark Francois criticises John Bercow’s decision to approve a debate on a controversial amendment which could impact the process of leaving the EU.

A row has broken out in the House of Commons over #Brexit – follow the latest here: http://po.st/FKBjwo

09.01.2019 - 17:58 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

AS IT HAPPENED: PMQs and Commons chaos as angry MPs confronted John Bercow over Brexit amendment row

> MPs have voted by 308 to 297 to force Theresa May to return to the Commons with a Brexit plan in just three days if her current deal is defeated

> Tory MPs accused Commons Speaker John Bercow of not being impartial on Brexit – but he denied the charges.

04.12.2018 - 19:37 [ Express.co.uk ]

NO DEAL DEAD: MPs vote to APPROVE Dominic Grieve’s SHOCK amendment to Withdrawal Act

By 321 votes to 299 the Government was defeated on the vote over Mr Grieve’s amendment, which will allow MPs to vote on amendments to the EU exit deal if it is defeated in next week’s meaningful vote. Mrs May’s Government had already been defeated in two shock votes in the House of Commons this evening as an ongoing contempt row threatens to derail the start of five days of Brexit debate. Mr Grieve’s victory will allow the final Brexit deal to be repeatedly amended – ending Mrs May’s threats of her Brexit deal or no deal.

04.12.2018 - 19:11 [ BrexitCentral ‏/ Twitter ]

BREAKING: Third Government defeat as MPs vote by 321 to 299 (majority: 22) for Dominic Grieve’s amendment to the timetable motion to allow future motions after a Government defeat on its deal to be amendable

04.12.2018 - 18:58 [ Labour Whips ‏/ Twitter ]

HISTORIC HAT-TRICK: The Govt has been defeated for a third time in a row by 22. The Amdt guarantees any future ‘neutral motion’ under S.13 of the EU Withdrawal Act will be amendable, guaranteeing Parliament a future meaningful vote if May loses on Dec 11 #InOfficeButNotInPower

04.12.2018 - 18:48 [ Jack Maidment ‏/ Twitter ]

BREAK: MPs back Dominic Grieve’s amendment by 321 to 299 to give the House of Commons a say in what happens next if Parliament rejects the PM’s Brexit deal on December 11. Massive defeat for Theresa May.

01.12.2018 - 15:07 [ Frank Field, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

I’ve tabled an amendment to the Government’s Brexit motion which aims to give the UK the sovereign right to leave the ‘backstop’, and to mandate the Government to negotiate a comprehensive free trade deal with the EU. We cannot allow ourselves to become trapped in the backstop.