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PMQs summary (Wed 3rd Apr, 2019)

PMQs today took place in the background of the more important event of the day: Theresa May’s closed door discussion with Jeremy Corbyn about a feasible cross-party way of implement Article 50.

May to meet Corbyn to discuss Brexit plans

The Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay confirmed that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will meet to discuss Brexit options today.

Cross-party bill could force Theresa May to request deadline extension

A group of MPs from both sides of the House has put a bill forward which, if successful, could prevent a Brexit with no deal. Chief among them is Labour MP Yvette Cooper who presented the bill earlier today.

How does the parliamentary Whipping System work?

With the role of the whips and the extent to which MPs defy them playing a crucial role in Brexit, The Parliamentary Review examines the the Whipping system as a whole, how it works and notable examples of its use.

Labour to support Customs Union and Common Market 2.0

Labour have announced they will whip their MPs to support a “Common Market 2.0”, a Brexit proposal that would see the UK remaining in the single market. They will also support a Customs Union and a confirmatory vote.

Dominic Grieve loses confidence vote over Brexit debate

Conservative MP and prominent remainer Dominic Grieve has suffered a vote of no confidence after a “rowdy” Brexit discussion in his Beaconsfield constituency on Friday. Grieve lost the vote 182 to 131 at Beaconsfield’s Conservative association’s annual general meeting.

May likely to call fourth vote on her deal

Theresa May will again bid to get her Brexit deal through parliament this week after it was rejected MPs on Friday.

Withdrawal Agreement defeated for third time

The Withdrawal Agreement has been defeated for a third time in the House of Commons, losing by 344 votes to 286. Unlike the two previous votes, this vote was not on the deal as a whole but only the Withdrawal Agreement, leaving out the political declaration. This means the result is not classified as a “meaningful vote.”

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