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Remainer MPs stage crunch vote TODAY to block No Deal Brexit 


Added 06-12-19 01:36:06pm EST - “A cross-party motion designed to seize control of the Brexit process from the government was defeated by 309 to 298 tonight.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Remainer MPs stage crunch vote TODAY to block No Deal Brexit ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Remainer MPs lost a crucial Commons vote on blocking No Deal tonight - in an early win for Boris Johnson. 

The Labour-backed move was seemingly timed to coincide with Mr Johnson's leadership campaign launch - after he vowed to force through Brexit by the end of October at all costs. 

Another would-be PM, Dominic Raab, has threatened to suspend Parliament when the deadline comes near to prevent it intervening.

But despite support from prominent Tory rebels including Sir Oliver Letwin and Dominic Grieve - who warned he 'will not hesitate' to vote no confidence in the government to avoid No Deal - the bid fell to a surprisingly heavy defeat. 

Ten Tory MPs rebelled against the whip to support the motion but eight Labour backbencher Leavers rebelled against Jeremy Corbyn to help defeat it.

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