British MPs have voted on key Brexit questions including a second referendum. All have so far been rejected.
6.17pm: Sarah Wollaston amendment rejected - 334 against, 85 in favour
The amendment put forward by Tory MP Sarah Wollaston, which called for a second public vote on Brexit, was defeated by 334 to 85 votes.
Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, only 85 MPs voted in favour of the amendment and 334 voted against, with most lawmakers from the main opposition Labour Party abstaining from the vote.
6.40pm: Lucy Powell amendment (to Benn amendment) rejected - 314 against, 312 in favour
The MPs also voted against the Lucy Powell amendment, which would see an article 50 extension until the end of June, by 314 to 311 votes.
The amendment read:
"In line 2, at beginning insert "for a period ending 30 June 2019"."
6.56pm: Hilary Benn amendment rejected - 314 against, 312 in favour
The Hilary Benn amendment, which would let MPs take control of the Brexit process, was also rejected - by 2 votes, with 314 against and 312 in favour.
The amendment read:
"Line 4, leave out from “article 50 (3)” to end and add: “to enable the House of Commons to find a way forward that can command majority support;
2. orders accordingly that on Wednesday 20 March –
(a) Standing Order No. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;
(b) precedence shall be given to the motion specified in paragraph 3;
(c) the speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business before the motion specified in paragraph 3 at 1.30pm and call a member to move that motion;
(d) debate on that motion may continue until 7.00 pm at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;
e) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption; and
3. the motion specified in this paragraph is a motion in the name of at least 25 members, including at least five members elected to the House as members of at least five different parties, relating to the business of the house on a future day or days in connection with matters relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union."
7.11pm: Labour amendment rejected - 318 against, 302 in favour
The Labour amendment has also been rejected, with 318 against and 302 in favour. The amendment sought to extend the article 50 deadline beyond 29 March to avoid a no-deal. The amendment read:
"Leave out paragraphs (2) and (3) and add:
“(2) notes that this house has decisively rejected the withdrawal agreement and framework for the future relationship laid before the house and the proposition that the UK should leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement and a framework for the future relationship;
and (3) therefore instructs the prime minister to seek an extension to article 50 in order to avoid exiting the EU on 29 March without a ratified withdrawal agreement and a framework for the future relationship; and to provide parliamentary time for this house to find a majority for a different approach.”."
7.26pm: Government motion to extend article 50 passes - 412 in favour, 202 against
A motion to extend article 50 has passed. This means that Theresa May will ask the EU for an extension until 30 June 2019, which may also require that the UK holds EU elections in May. The motion reads:
"That this house:
(1) notes the resolutions of the house of 12 and 13 March, and accordingly agrees that the government will seek to agree with the European Union an extension of the period specified in article 50(3);
(2) agrees that, if the house has passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1) (b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019, then the government will seek to agree with the European Union a one-off extension of the period specified in article 50(3) for a period ending on 30 June 2019 for the purpose of passing the necessary EU exit legislation; and
(3) notes that, if the house has not passed a resolution approving the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 by 20 March 2019, then it is highly likely that the European council at its meeting the following day would require a clear purpose for any extension, not least to determine its length, and that any extension beyond 30 June 2019 would require the United Kingdom to hold European parliament elections in May 2019."
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