19 September 2019

MPs reject Labour plan for no-deal vote - Video

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MPs have rejected a Labour-led effort to take control of Parliament's timetable, blocking the latest attempt to stop a no-deal Brexit. reports citing Foreign media.

The Commons opposed the move by 309 votes to 298.

If passed, it would have given opponents of a no-deal Brexit the chance to table legislation to thwart the UK leaving without any agreement on the 31 October deadline.

The result of the vote was greeted with cheers from the Tory benches.

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responded by shouting "you won't be cheering in September".

Ten Tory MPs, mostly pro-Europeans, rebelled against the government by backing Labour's motion. Conversely, eight Labour MPs - mostly Eurosceptics or MPs in constituencies which voted Leave at the referendum - defied party instructions and voted against it.

A key factor for the government was the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists, who have voted against Theresa May during previous Brexit votes.

No deal would mean the UK leaving the EU without any agreement about the "divorce" process.

Overnight, the country would be out of the single market, customs union and institutions such as the European Court of Justice and Europol.

There are fears about widespread disruption in such an event - to trade, travel and the functioning of the Irish border, in particular.

2019.06.13 / 11:06
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