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Post by Sassy on Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Tranche of amendments tabled by Tory and opposition MPs heighten risk of Commons defeat

The Government has delayed its flagship Brexit bill amid concern it could be defeated in a Commons revolt.

MPs were due to debate the second stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill next week but Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom said there would be a "pause" in the key legislation when she was outlining upcoming business for the days ahead.

The move prompted warnings the Government were "terrified of possible defeats" as Tory backbenchers joined opposition parties in tabling more than 300 amendments and new clauses to the so-called Repeal Bill, which will transfer EU law onto the statute books after Brexit.

Ms Leadsom told MPs: "I do just want to reassure honourable members there have been... 300 amendments and 54 new clauses put forward.

"And it should be reassuring to the House to know that Government is looking very carefully at those amendments and new clauses, to ensure when it does come back to this chamber for its response and for the debate in this chamber - where we have eight days of debate with eight protected hours on each day - that the responses will be well thought through.

"But I'd like to point out to members across the House who may not be aware of this is there's nothing odd at all about a pause between second reading and committee of the whole House."

Pete Wishart, the SNP's Commons leader, said the Bill had been put on hold "because the fractious Conservative Party cannot agree a solid line on all this".

He said: "They're just terrified of any possible defeats, that's why we're not seeing it, and there's talk now that we might not even see the repeal Bill before Christmas. We have to see it soon."

Shadow Commons leader Valerie Vaz also pressed for answers on reports that the Bill would not be subject to line-by-line scrutiny until mid November, following the short Commons recess.

The hold-up comes amid concern the Government's Brexit strategy is unravelling as Theresa May headed to Brussels to kick-start faltering negotiations with the EU leaders.

Ministers are facing a string of challenges to the Bill from pro-EU backbenchers, as several amendments could threaten the Prime Minister's weakened majority if backed by Conservative MPs.

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has added his name to an amendment calling for the two-year transition deal to be written into law, while others are concerned about so-called 'Henry VIII' powers that would allow ministers to bypass Parliament to push through laws after Brexit.

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer warned that the delay showed the Government's Brexit plan was "in paralysis" as the key legislation needs to get through Parliament before Britain leaves the EU in March 2019.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-bill-delay-eu-withdrawal-government-talks-stall-theresa-may-david-davis-jeremy-corbyn-tory-a8008686.html


Good job JC is in Brussels holding his own talks with officials.
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Re: Brexit legislation delayed as Government plans for EU withdrawal stall

Post by Shady2 on Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:43 pm

Sassy wrote:Tranche of amendments tabled by Tory and opposition MPs heighten risk of Commons defeat

The Government has delayed its flagship Brexit bill amid concern it could be defeated in a Commons revolt.

MPs were due to debate the second stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill next week but Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom said there would be a "pause" in the key legislation when she was outlining upcoming business for the days ahead.

The move prompted warnings the Government were "terrified of possible defeats" as Tory backbenchers joined opposition parties in tabling more than 300 amendments and new clauses to the so-called Repeal Bill, which will transfer EU law onto the statute books after Brexit.

Ms Leadsom told MPs: "I do just want to reassure honourable members there have been... 300 amendments and 54 new clauses put forward.

"And it should be reassuring to the House to know that Government is looking very carefully at those amendments and new clauses, to ensure when it does come back to this chamber for its response and for the debate in this chamber - where we have eight days of debate with eight protected hours on each day - that the responses will be well thought through.

"But I'd like to point out to members across the House who may not be aware of this is there's nothing odd at all about a pause between second reading and committee of the whole House."

Pete Wishart, the SNP's Commons leader, said the Bill had been put on hold "because the fractious Conservative Party cannot agree a solid line on all this".

He said: "They're just terrified of any possible defeats, that's why we're not seeing it, and there's talk now that we might not even see the repeal Bill before Christmas. We have to see it soon."

Shadow Commons leader Valerie Vaz also pressed for answers on reports that the Bill would not be subject to line-by-line scrutiny until mid November, following the short Commons recess.

The hold-up comes amid concern the Government's Brexit strategy is unravelling as Theresa May headed to Brussels to kick-start faltering negotiations with the EU leaders.

Ministers are facing a string of challenges to the Bill from pro-EU backbenchers, as several amendments could threaten the Prime Minister's weakened majority if backed by Conservative MPs.

Tory grandee Ken Clarke has added his name to an amendment calling for the two-year transition deal to be written into law, while others are concerned about so-called 'Henry VIII' powers that would allow ministers to bypass Parliament to push through laws after Brexit.

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer warned that the delay showed the Government's Brexit plan was "in paralysis" as the key legislation needs to get through Parliament before Britain leaves the EU in March 2019.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-bill-delay-eu-withdrawal-government-talks-stall-theresa-may-david-davis-jeremy-corbyn-tory-a8008686.html


Good job JC is in Brussels holding his own talks with officials.

HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!!

I'm glad he's there as well,because it is so obvious that his presence is a political stunt & that he personally is trying to wreck Brexit.
When he cried those crocodile tears after the muslims were hit by a car,but not when the whites were killed at the other attacks he showed what a charlatan he is.

He has been caught out as a liar & holding his own Brexit talks will gain him even more scorn.

Keep it up Jezza.
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Re: Brexit legislation delayed as Government plans for EU withdrawal stall

Post by Sassy on Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:37 pm

Har har har. Been talking to them for ages, because May is going to fall flat on her face and the EU and anyone with a brain knows it.
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Post by Shady2 on Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:52 pm

Sassy wrote:Har har har.  Been talking to them for ages, because May is going to fall flat on her face and the EU and anyone with a brain knows it.

Nope.There's no way she'll fall flat on her face & all that will happen is that the government will walk away from the negotiations but more likely,Merkel will allow a deal sometime nearer Christmas.

Quite simple really,so stop pretending that Labour are doing anything other than lying & politicking.
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Re: Brexit legislation delayed as Government plans for EU withdrawal stall

Post by Sassy on Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Good grief, you are such a manipulated stooge it's pathetic. She's already falling, she just hasn't landed yet.
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Post by Shady2 on Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:21 pm

Sassy wrote:Good grief, you are such a manipulated stooge it's pathetic.  She's already falling, she just hasn't landed yet.

Get on with you,you silly bugger.Remember I'm no fan of the Tories & Theresa May is not a bad person.But she is gong through her Jeremy Corbyn moment as he was leading up to the General Election.

Who knows which of the two will last the longer? But the Brexit negotiations will work,quite simple because they have to.

Going off on a tangent,who do think will eventually replace Jezza when he goes? Because one day his time as party leader will end.

Who do you think will replace him?

And finally.Do you think you could stop using the f word towards me. I don't use that word towards you. I love you
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Re: Brexit legislation delayed as Government plans for EU withdrawal stall

Post by Shady2 on Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:23 pm

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