Labour wins symbolic victory in vote on universal credit

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Labour wins symbolic victory in vote on universal credit

Post by Sassy on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Motion to pause universal credit rollout passes with 299 votes in favour and 0 against after most Tory MPs abstain.

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There are now various points of discussion being raised on the nature of the motion, which is not likely to have much effect as the government is not bound by opposition day motions that are carried in the house.

John Bercow, the speaker, was challenged on saying the no vote lost. He said: “If you choose not to take part and vote you can’t say, ‘well we didn’t lose’”

He also seemed to pile pressure on for a response from the government.

He said:

A minister from the government should come to the House and show respect to the institution and say what it intends to do.

This institution is bigger than any one party and is bigger than any government.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/oct/18/uks-20bn-brexit-bill-offer-to-eu-is-peanuts-says-european-parliament-chief-politics-live


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