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.”
Following last night’s series of indicative votes, we spoke to Chris Law, MP for Dundee West and prominent member of the SNP, about the next steps of the Brexit process and what the SNP would like to see moving forward.
Jeremy Corbyn has announced that he will likely whip MPs to support an amendment for a "confirmatory" referendum on May's Brexit deal. The Kyle-Wilson amendment, drafted by Labour backbenchers Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson, calls for the withdrawal agreement to be "approved by the people of the United Kingdom in a confirmation ballot."