Westminster MPs have voted to reject keeping the option of a No Deal Brexit on the table and will now get a vote on delaying Brexit.
If the vote on delaying Brexit is passed, Britain will not leave the EU as planned on March 29.
The amendment to reject keeping even the option of a No Deal Brexit was tabled by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and was won by the slimmest of margins – by 312 to 308.
Theresa May, a self confessed remainer, said after the vote:
“The House has today provided a clear majority against leaving without a deal, however I will repeat what I said before. These are about the choices this House faces. The legal default in EU and UK law is that the UK will leave without a deal unless something else is agreed. The onus is now on every one of us in this House to find out what that is.”
The 2016 Brexit democratic referendum was won by a majority of people in Britain and in Wales itself, who voted to leave the European Union in a clean break which the vast majority are believed to have thought would mean to leave all EU entanglements – what the mainstream media have spun as ‘hard Brexit’.
With Theresa May’s pro remain cabinet and the rest of the Westminster MP’s having effectively dismissed the democratic voice of the people and taken the No Deal option off the table completely, it leaves Britain and its nations at the mercy of the European Union bureaucracy machine and with no real cards left to play – something which could potentially mean the eventual deal between Britain and the EU will be worse for everyone in Britain, whether they voted yes or no in the referendum.
The farcical way that Westminster and the UK government have dealt with this issue and the general disregard shown for democracy, is also likely to increase demands for Welsh, Scottish and English independence from both the UK and EU unions.
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