Thursday, 8 December 2016

MPs vote to trigger Article 50 in March

MPs have voted to respect the British government's timetable for Brexit in a compromise deal that saw the Conservatives vote for a Labour motion that Parliament will get to scrutinise any proposed deal with the EU in exchange for Labour voting for a Conservative amendment that says Article 50 will be triggered by March next year.

Although both sides are claiming it as a victory and a compromise it is really a capitulation by Labour. Any proposed deal with the EU would have gone before Parliament anyway because it would require primary legislation to transpose any treaty into domestic law and it would, by necessity, need to be discussed in parliament beforehand to ensure the primary legislation could be enacted and not delay any treaty ratification.

Assuming the Supreme Court throws out the ridiculous Scottish and Northern Irish claims to be able to veto Brexit tonight's vote pretty much nullifies the High Court judgement obtained by anti-democracy campaigner, Gina Miller as Parliament has consented to the government taking us out of the EU.

In the end 89 MPs voted against respecting the outcome of the EU referendum including all SNP MPs and the sole Green. Only one Conservative - Ken Clarke - voted against the motion.

Here are the MPs who voted to ignore our votes:

Ken ClarkeConservatives
Rushanara AliLabour
Graham AllenLabour
Ben BradshawLabour
Ann CoffeyLabour
Neil CoyleLabour
Stella CreasyLabour
Geraint DaviesLabour
Jim DowdLabour
Louise EllmanLabour
Chris EvansLabour
Paul FarrellyLabour
Mike GapesLabour
Helen HayesLabour
Meg HillierLabour
Peter KyleLabour
David LammyLabour
Chris LeslieLabour
Ian MurrayLabour
Barry SheermanLabour
Tulip SiddiqLabour
Angela SmithLabour
Catherine WestLabour
Daniel ZeichnerLabour
Alistair CarmichaelLib Dems
Nick CleggLib Dems
Tim FarronLib Dems
Sarah OlneyLib Dems
Mark WilliamsLib Dems
Caroline LucasGreens
Mark DurkanSDLP
Alasdair McDonnellSDLP
Margaret RitchieSDLP
Natalie McGarryIndependent
Michelle ThomsonIndependent
Jonathan EdwardsPlaid Cymru
Liz Saville RobertsPlaid Cymru
Hywel WilliamsPlaid Cymru
Tasmina Ahmed-SheikhSNP
Hannah BardellSNP
Mhairi BlackSNP
Ian BlackfordSNP
Kirsty BlackmanSNP
Philip BoswellSNP
Deidre BrockSNP
Alan BrownSNP
Lisa CameronSNP
Douglas ChapmanSNP
Joanna CherrySNP
Ronnie CowanSNP
Angela CrawleySNP
Martyn DaySNP
Martin Docherty-HughesSNP
Stuart Blair DonaldsonSNP
Marion FellowsSNP
Margaret FerrierSNP
Stephen GethinsSNP
Patricia GibsonSNP
Patrick GradySNP
Peter GrantSNP
Neil GraySNP
Drew HendrySNP
Stewart HosieSNP
George KerevanSNP
Calum KerrSNP
Chris LawSNP
Angus MacNeilSNP
John Mc NallySNP
Callum McCaigSNP
Stuart McDonaldSNP
Anne McLaughlinSNP
Carol MonaghanSNP
Paul MonaghanSNP
Roger MullinSNP
Gavin NewlandsSNP
John NicolsonSNP
Brendan O'HaraSNP
Kirsten OswaldSNP
Steven PatersonSNP
Angus RobertsonSNP
Alex SalmondSNP
Tommy SheppardSNP
Chris StephensSNP
Alison ThewlissSNP
Mike WeirSNP
Eilidh WhitefordSNP
Philippa WhitfordSNP
Corri WilsonSNP
Pete WishartSNP