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Brexit : British govt wins vote, Brexit can go ahead

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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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7 months after the referendum, Theresa May has obtained a clear majority to push though with triggering Brexit.

This from the live feed, but more to follow...




MPs vote for bill giving May the power to trigger article 50 by 498 votes to 114 - a majority of 384

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First reaction from the Beeb




MPs have voted overwhelmingly to allow Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way.
They backed the government's European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114.

But the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrat leadership opposed the bill, while several Labour MPs and Tory ex-chancellor Ken Clarke rebelled. The bill now faces further scrutiny in the Commons and the House of Lords before it can become law.

The prime minister has set a deadline of 31 March for invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, getting official talks with the EU started.


That's a huge margin.

Reaction from The Mail




Historic moment for Britain as the Brexit Bill is PASSED by MPs despite desperate bid by more than 100 Remoaners to block Article 50 from being triggered Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

That's a bit gloaty !


Reaction from The Express




498 voted in favour of giving the Bill a second reading, with 114 against, with a majority of 384 backing the Bill.

MPs clashed during two days of debate over the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.

Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs earlier today the vote to give the Bill a second reading would decide whether to deny the will of the British people.

The legislation allows the Prime Minister to decide when to trigger Article 50 and begin the two-year process of negotiation on Brexit. Around 90 MPs were expected to vote against the bill - including around 48 Labour rebels.


That'll do me for reactions and quotes and things.

So, what's general feeling here ?
Pleeease not too much name calling


edit on 1/2/17 by Damiel because: To add Bbc .line

edit on 1/2/17 by Damiel because: to add The Mail reaction

edit on 1/2/17 by Damiel because: To add The Express reaction




posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:38 PM
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Rule, Britannia!




posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: Damiel

You already have a thread on this , why start another ?



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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Good. Remainders can STFU. Democracy has spoken.


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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: gortex
Simply for clarity : the major vote has finished and has now become .line news

The other thread is a live update as it was happening - it's a done thing

There's no duplicity intended from my part



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:49 PM
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Just got the Lords to go through now.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

My buddy from the UK said the House Of Lords is the part that presents the problem....



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
Just got the Lords to go through now.


That's the fun part.

They could delay things, but that would just leave us in limbo for longer.

Let's hope common sense prevails and they debate it for a day or two then grant the invoking of Article 50. Has anyone here read it fully? I just hope that the last clause doesn't read "all of the above is invalid and YOU CAN NEVER leave!!!"

Historic moment though, none the less.
edit on 1/2/17 by Cobaltic1978 because: Typo



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978
An historique moment indeed.

Regardless if your for/against or neutral
It's probably the biggest event that many of us in Europe will see in our lifetimes.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: SprocketUK

My buddy from the UK said the House Of Lords is the part that presents the problem....


Potentially yes. They don't have to worry about getting elected.

Though there wI'll be calls to abolish them if they try and block us leaving the EU



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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This is a very sad day. Brexit is just holocaust denial by another name. Won't somebody think of the children?!



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK
That's exactly it, the old dodderers might try to put the blocks on.
But, if they do, there will certainly be renewed demands to abolish them.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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All I can say is....

YIPEEEEEEEEE!

And

Haha stick that in your pipe and smoke it Gina Miller

And

YIPEEEEEEEEE!

And

I bet the BBC and other such leftist organisations are crying into their dinners this evening, probably already hatching a plan to deny the democratic process of BREXIT AGAIN!

And

YIPEEEEEEEEEE!

And

Roll on March 2017 for Article 50 trigger and then 2019 for our exit.

Democracy WINS!!
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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: Robert Reynolds




This is a very sad day. Brexit is just holocaust denial by another name. Won't somebody think of the children?!


That is a rather warped logic
Please explain



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:28 PM
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I am not sure if your joking or not with this ridiculous statement.

Holcaust denial and BREXIT.
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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: artistpoet
a reply to: Robert Reynolds




This is a very sad day. Brexit is just holocaust denial by another name. Won't somebody think of the children?!


That is a rather warped logic
Please explain


Sarcasm at its finest, I would suggest.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

I think he's having a dig at the progressive left.

I was quite angry after hearing Ken Clarke say he doesn't support referendums as they are not in the British constitution. Utter contempt for the demos.



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Oh Dear!
I fell right into that one or did I

I guess I should have investigated Mr Reynolds to ascertain if he is sound of mind .....................................................................
Investigation done
Conclusion reached
Mr Reynolds is as Mad as a Hatter


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posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: Morrad
a reply to: fusiondoe

I think he's having a dig at the progressive left.

I was quite angry after hearing Ken Clarke say he doesn't support referendums as they are not in the British constitution. Utter contempt for the demos.






I was not even aware we had a constitution



posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: Robert Reynolds
This is a very sad day. Brexit is just holocaust denial by another name. Won't somebody think of the children?!


They are thinking of the children, thats why they voted to leave.




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