So it's January 15th, which means that the Meaningful Vote is finally upon us after it's delay from Mid-December.
As I'm sure everyone is aware, Theresa May is widely expected to lose this vote, triggering yet more uncertainty for the nation. There's even talk of her losing by a record margin for a Government of the UK. Should she lose by at least 167 votes or more
, then she'll have managed that feat.
Thereafter, as mandated by previous votes, Theresa May will have 3 days to come up with 'Plan B', and bring that to the house. As far as what that entails, no one knows. And it does seem like neither does the public. Sir John Curtice penned a great article looking at the various options.
Most striking is the following graph showing just how divided we've become. Which option would you go for?
So with that said, it's on to the Meaningful Vote, to see what unfolds.
You can watch on ParliamentTV
You can also watch on BBC Parliament
An explanation on the Meaningful Vote, by Liam Laurence Smyth - the Clerk of Legislation in the House of Commons
House of Commons Twitter for rolling updates
BBC live updates
The debate is ongoing, voting expected at 7pm!
Any questions, feel free to ask
Last edited by MrDystopia; 4 weeks ago
I'm a solid don't know, also, in.
I don't really want another general election or a referendum to be honest. I'm kind of stuck.
Ideally, Parliament should assert control and pass a bill to make us stay in the EU or extend Article 50 and negotiate a soft Brexit. Failing that.... we must have a second referendum on the deal.
Re-negotiating is a pipe dream. Give up. Its not going to happen.
My preference is for there to be a general election fought in incredibly bad spirit, with the Tories unable to pick themselves a leader and the Labour party more interested in ditching theirs than winning the actual election. The house ends up hugely spit, nothing resembling a workable government forms and the last 3 years of bad blood erupts into complete and utter chaos, total breakdown of the norm and no-deal Brexit just happens in the background because everyone was so busy tearing lumps out of each other they all forgot why they were doing it.
I thought the vote was on the 14th? Well, we all know what the result will be.....
May will lose.
Corbyn will mess about and not actually do anything of any susbstance other than talk about a General Election.
MPs attempt to take over Brexit will fizzle out
Some time around the end of Feb, EU will cave and we will leave with something halfway between no-deal and May's deal.
leave is fine
remain is fine
but this middle option that takes the worst of both and throws them together is not.