Following the thumping rejection of PM Theresa May’s Brexit deal, MP’s will now have a vote on whether to leave Europe on March 29 with No Deal.
If this vote passes, Brexit goes ahead in a couple of weeks and Jacob Rees Mogg, Boris Johnson and toffs everywhere will be delighted. As of course will be millions of ‘ordinary’ Brits, who just want the whole thing over.
If it fails, as it should, there will be a fresh vote in 24 hours on whether Parliament wants to extend article 50 and delay the Brexit process. That’s something the EU also has to agree to, and there are few signs Brussels is in a charitable mood.
May has allowed today’s No Deal decision to be a ‘free’ vote, so Conservative MP’s can cast their ballots as their consciences demand. Assuming there that Tories do have consciences.
Live coverage of the vote (and some proposed amendments) below, but first, here’s some fresh beats from Still M.A.Y. feat. Snoop Mogg.
Live link to Parliament here: