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Re: Place your bets...

Post by PhotoLady » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:26 pm

Dominic wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:23 pm
PhotoLady wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:18 pm
So, what do we make of the "meaningful vote" referred to by Rees-Mogg after almost all of the conservative side left the chamber this afternoon?
No idea what you are talking about I'm afraid.
Les put a link up as nobody had got hold of any text about it yesterday except for the odd quote on Twitter. But as the house had almost emptied on one side, Rees-Mogg stood up and made quite a bold statement that left those still sat on the benches a bit dumfounded....
Here's the gist, if you didn't see the link yet:

So what next?
By the landslide standards of previous Brexit votes, this was a narrow defeat for the government.
And they may calculate that they can reel in a few more ex-Tory rebels add a few Labour MPs from Leave seats, and muster a modest majority for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, in a further vote next week, even without the support of the Northern Ireland DUP.
In an ill-tempered series of points of order after today's votes, Jacob Rees-Mogg indicated that the government would now seek to hold a further "meaningful vote" to win Commons approval for the deal, paving the way for a Withdrawal Agreement Bill to put it into law.
Ah, argued a number of opposition MPs, wouldn't that amount to putting the same issue to the vote twice?
Remember that the Speaker prevented the government from staging a third vote on Theresa May's deal, on the principle that it was out of order for ministers to keep asking the same question again and again, until they got the answer they wanted.
The Speaker, John Bercow, did not give a definitive ruling, saying that he would ponder the matter and take advice.
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Re: Place your bets...

Post by Beechwood » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:03 pm

Dominic wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Beechwood wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:45 pm
My guess is that the Letwin Amendment will pass and the government will cancel today’s vote.
Well you were spot on, however, the vote has now been delayed until some point in the future. So shall we have a vote on whether you can be forum champ for the day when there wasn't actually a vote? Does anybody have any amendments they would like to make?
So was/am I forum champ for the day? 😀

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Re: Place your bets...

Post by Dominic » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:17 am

Yes. It's a shame you weren't here to see. We put out bunting and everything.
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Re: Place your bets...

Post by Jimgym » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:49 am

Beechwood wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Dominic wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Beechwood wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:45 pm
My guess is that the Letwin Amendment will pass and the government will cancel today’s vote.
Well you were spot on, however, the vote has now been delayed until some point in the future. So shall we have a vote on whether you can be forum champ for the day when there wasn't actually a vote? Does anybody have any amendments they would like to make?
So was/am I forum champ for the day? 😀
Aww you missed the parade in your honour!! :mrgreen:

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