Brexit bill ‘in limbo’ as MPs reject timetable

Media captionMPs voted to reject the Brexit bill three-day timetable by 322 votes to 308 Boris Johnson has hit the pause button on his Brexit legislation after MPs rejected his plan to get it through the Commons in three days. MPs backed his Withdrawal Agreement Bill – but minutes later voted against the timetable, leaving […]

Brexit bill ‘in limbo’ as MPs reject timetable

Media captionMPs voted to reject the Brexit bill three-day timetable by 322 votes to 308 MPs have rejected plans to examine the PM’s Brexit bill in three days, leaving the legislation “in limbo”. The Commons supported the Withdrawal Agreement Bill earlier, but voted against the short timetable. Earlier, the PM warned he would seek an […]

Brexit deal: How did my MP vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill?

MPs have voted for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to take the UK out of the European Union ending a series of defeats for the government on Brexit. The first vote on Boris Johnson’s bill passed by 329 to 299 but he failed to get approval for the swift timetable that would have allowed it to […]

PM to pull Brexit bill if timetable not approved

Media captionJohnson: “Get Brexit done and move our country on” The government will abandon its Brexit bill if MPs vote down its three-day timetable to get it through Parliament. Boris Johnson told MPs if the programme was rejected and the EU confirmed a delay to the 31 October exit, he would instead push for a […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson in last push to get deal through

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson will urge MPs to back his Brexit deal in a final bid to get the UK to leave the EU in nine days’ time. MPs will vote on the PM’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill and if they back it they will be asked to approve a three-day timetable to consider the […]

Brexit: Johnson in last push to get deal through

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson will urge MPs to back his Brexit deal later, as he launches a final bid to get the UK to leave the EU by the end of the month. MPs are to vote on whether to back the prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which was published on Monday. If they […]

PM aims to push Brexit bill through in three days

The government has published its 110-page bill to turn Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal into law. No 10 will ask MPs on Tuesday to approve its proposals for three days of intensive debate over the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). The PM urged MPs to back the schedule, saying: “The public doesn’t want any more delays, neither […]

Brexit: MPs’ vote on deal ruled out by Speaker John Bercow

Media captionBercow: The motion will not be debated today The Commons Speaker has refused a government request to hold a “yes” or “no” vote on its Brexit deal. John Bercow said a motion on the deal had been brought before MPs on Saturday, and it would be “repetitive and disorderly” to debate it again. Saturday’s […]

Brexit: No 10 to push again for vote on Boris Johnson’s deal

Media captionBrexit secretary says Letwin amendment ‘moves the goal posts’ MPs must be given “a straight up-and-down vote” on the PM’s Brexit deal later, No 10 says, but it is not clear whether the Speaker will allow it. John Bercow is due to announce his decision at about 15:30 BST. The PM tried to bring […]

What is the Withdrawal Agreement Bill?

Image copyright Reuters We’ve had a Brexit Withdrawal Bill. We’ve got a Brexit withdrawal agreement. Now it’s time for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). Its purpose? To turn the withdrawal agreement, which is a draft international treaty, into UK law and to give the government permission to ratify it. The terms on which the UK […]