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A Guide to the Brexit Amendments Parliament Votes on Today


Added 03-16-19 03:11:01am EST - “Britain's Parliament is into its third day of votes on Brexit, this time on the question of whether, how, and for what purpose Britain's departure from the European Union should be delayed. Here's a guide to what the House of Commons…” - News.yahoo.com

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(Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. 

Britain’s Parliament is into its third day of votes on Brexit, this time on the question of whether, how, and for what purpose Britain’s departure from the European Union should be delayed. Here’s a guide to what the House of Commons is voting on, and how different politicians are trying to re-write the government motion. Voting will start around 5 p.m.

Theresa May proposes that if a Brexit deal is passed before March 20, the government should seek to delay departure until June 30. If there isn’t a deal, it’s unclear what would happen, though it suggests the question of the extension would be up to the European Council.

A series of proposals have been made to rewrite May’s motion, known as “amendments.” Five were selected for vote by Speaker John Bercow. In the order in which they’ll be considered, they are:

Independent MP Sarah Wollaston proposes that the government should delay departure in order to hold a second referendum. Confusingly, the various second referendum campaign groups oppose this amendment at this point, because they suspect it will be heavily defeated, a blow to their campaign. Labour aren’t supporting it. It will be referred to as “Amendment H.”

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