The Great Brexit Betrayal continues apace as Parliament voted to back a government motion calling for the extension of Article 50.
Earlier, there was a chink of light for Theresa May as an amendment tabled by Hillary Benn MP which would have seen her lose effective control of the Parliamentary timetable was defeated by just 2 votes.
A amendment calling specifically for the extension of Article 50 in preparation for a second referendum was heavily defeated, gaining only 85 votes.
As Mrs May said following the loss of yet another ‘Meaningful Vote’, seeking an extension of Article 50 and therefore a delay of Brexit will now become government policy and all eyes will now turn to the European Union and whether they will in-fact grant this. It mandates a short ‘technical’ extension until June 30th IF her Withdrawal Agreement passes.
It will embolden Mrs May who will now seek to put her deal back before Parliament next week with the next ‘Meaningful Vote’ penciled in for Tuesday as she can now hang the threat of a long delay to Brexit over the ERG and DUP. She won the vote by 412 votes to 202.
Last night, the weak and unstable Prime Minister was left ‘totally humiliated’ as SEVENTY-FIVE Tory MPs rebelled against her, the rudderless leader as she drove S.S. Withdrawal agreement into an iceberg.
Mrs May made a croaky statement to the House of Commons outlining her next, and final Brexit steps… either a No Deal Brexit, or an extension to Article 50, which could potentially cause ‘riots’ across Britain.
She told the Commons that she said “profoundly regrets” MPs voting against her tweaked Withdrawal Agreement and Political Deceleration.
May confirmed that the House will now vote on whether it approves of leaving the EU without a deal.
If the House approves leaving the EU without a deal then the government will adopt that as its policy, however, if it declined to do so then the Government will table a motion calling for an extension to Article 50 on the following day.