BRUSSELS (AP) – Britain’s Parliament has dealt the government a narrow defeat by passing an amendment designed to put roadblocks in place to make a “No Deal” Brexit more difficult.
Legislators on Tuesday backed an amendment to the Finance Bill that would prohibit spending on “No Deal” preparations unless authorised by Parliament.
The vote showed widespread opposition in Parliament to possible plans for a “No Deal” scenario under which Britain would leave the European Union on March 29th without a departure agreement in place.
Shame on every single one of them. Spineless and undemocratic. Voters will not forget this. https://t.co/Go0EfqIm2d
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) January 8, 2019
Bitter Remoaner MPs, who still haven't gotten over the fact that they lost the referendum, have just voted to sabotage the government's preparations for a clean Brexit. Utterly pathetic behaviour!
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— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) January 8, 2019
BREAKING: For the first time in 41 years, the Government has LOST a vote on a Finance Bill.
Yvette Cooper’s amendment preventing no deal provisions being implemented without the consent of Parliament passes through the Commons #FinanceBill
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— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) January 8, 2019