Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Continuing Brexit Saga

This is unprecedented! UK MPs on Monday voted to take control of Commons business in an unparalleled move to attempt to secure a majority for any Brexit option. 

Theresa May’s government was defeated by 329 votes to 302 on the cross-party amendment, a majority of 27.

It means MPs will get a series of votes on Wednesday to find out what kind of Brexit they will support – although the Prime Minister (right) obstinately clings on to her tenuous position and even telling MPs there is no guarantee she will abide by their decision. 

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, who had backed the amendment tabled by Conservative Sir Oliver Letwin, said the government "must take the process seriously". 

He added: "The government has failed and this House must, and I believe will, succeed". 

Hear, hear – May has had her chance and she blew it big time. 

I think it’s best that the MPs quickly cobble a consensus on the way forward, including a possible "confirmatory vote" on the PM's deal by the public – something May had refused to entertain because Remain would be on the ballot paper. 

Following the vote, Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: "Another humiliating defeat for a prime minister who has lost complete control of her party, her Cabinet and of the Brexit process.

"Parliament has fought back – and now has the chance to decide what happens next". 

Theresa May has become irrelevant – maybe she should just vanish into thin air. She’ll be doing Brits a big favour. 

Yesterday, I was at the Shah Alam Toastmasters Club where I delivered my CC #3 Get to the Point titled “Swim with the Tide” – another new round of the CC manual, my fifty-sixth.

I was voted Best Speaker.

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