Withdrawal Agreement Votes By Mp

MEPs will vote on Friday on a revised version of the withdrawal agreement, which excludes guarantees of workers` rights and deprives Parliament of any role in organising the UK`s future relations with the EU. According to the motion of 27 February, the defeat of the second significant vote means that the government must immediately submit a request to withdraw from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The request, which blocked a Brexit without a deal, was made on 13 March. [94] [95] Two amendments to the proposal were put to a vote: the first, tabled by Caroline Spelman and which in no way categorically rejected the non-deal, was adopted in 312-308; The second, the “Malthouse Compromise,” which supported the so-called “Non-Deal-Managed Brexit,” failed 164-374. Lawmakers last year rejected repeated efforts by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his predecessor Theresa May to secure support for their Brexit deal. However, Johnson`s comfortable 80-seat majority in December`s general election meant there was never any doubt that the law would be passed this time. If the UK does not ask for an extension beyond 2020, trade relations will be governed by any agreement or World Trade Organisation rules from the beginning of 2021. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, welcomed the vote and tweeted that it was an “important step in the process of ratifying Article 50”. He added that “equal conditions of competition remain a must for all future relations.” He recalled the EU`s call for fair competition in exchange for a free trade agreement with zero tariffs and zero quotas. The European Parliament expects the withdrawal treaty to be ratified on 29 January, when the next steps at Westminster go ahead as planned and pave the way for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January. He urged the government to reconsider its opposition to his party`s plans, adding that ploughing “cannot win many votes in this Parliament, but we can win the moral argument.” On 12 February 2019, Theresa May made a statement to the House of Commons on the government`s progress in securing a withdrawal agreement.

[87] On 14 February, a vote on a amendable motion was held as follows: “Let this House welcome the Prime Minister`s statement of 12 February 2019; reaffirms its support for the approach to leaving the EU expressed by this House on 29 January 2019 and notes that discussions between the UK and the EU on the “backstop” are under way. In December 2017, pressure intensified on the government to amend Term 9 to have Parliament approve the final terms of the UK-EU withdrawal agreement by 29 March 2019, the date set for the UK`s withdrawal from the EU. Conservative MP Dominic Grieve advised the government to amend the clause itself or it would table its own amendment to the bill. [17] Grieve introduced its amendment to the Bill (Amendment 7) in which it stipulates that a Brexit agreement must be implemented by legislative and not by government decision. [18] The success of the Grieves amendment (by 321 votes to 299) means that MEPs can now amend this proposal,[65] giving them a much wider say on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU. [66] MPs approved the second reading of the law by 358 votes to 234. The request for a programme for the EU withdrawal agreement was adopted by 353 votes to 243.

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