If the next steps in Westminster go as planned, the European Parliament is expected to ratify the withdrawal agreement on January 29, paving the way for Britain`s exit from the bloc two days later. The second (Amendment 20) concerns the inclusion of the Sewel Agreement, which ensures that the UK Parliament is not allowed to legislate on decentralised matters without the consent of the decentralised legislator. Members voted with 239 votes in favour and 235 against, so the amendment was made. And Mr Johnson is now preparing to rush the final votes to legalise everything before Brexit Day on January 31, after which the UK will enter the post-Brexit transition period. The programme proposal was adopted by 353 votes to 243. Yes, probably. The days of the minority government are over, and with it the hours spent holding “crucial” votes in the Commons on various Brexit bills when Johnson and his predecessor Theresa May tried to get enough support from MPs. It was only in October that Boris Johnson halted his own efforts when MPs rejected the proposed timetable for Parliament to enter the withdrawal agreement. Opposition sources in the Lords told me that they would vote en masse for the Dubs amendment and that they would be supported by a large number of MPs and Conservatives. Today`s vote means that MPs have endorsed the general principles of the law and are now moving on to the “committee phase”,” where a more detailed review takes place. Here is a guide to what happens next on Parliament`s website.
Following an agreement between the two chambers on the text of the law, he received the royal convention on 23 January. Royal Consent is the consent of the monarch to make the bill an Act of Parliament (Law). Please note a brief explanation of today`s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement: pic.twitter.com/vkyG4wpTBw The result of the vote in the House of Commons is expected around 14:30 GMT. Some Labour MPs have written on Twitter about why they chose to abstain in this afternoon`s vote. Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, said she had always said she would not vote for some form of Brexit that would harm the people she represented, but she realised that her voters wanted the UK to leave the EU. The backstop has essentially been replaced by a full shutdown, during which Northern Ireland will remain aligned with the EU for at least four years from the end of the transition period. An amendment can only take place if it is adopted by the Stormont Assembly. Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would continue to oppose the government`s Brexit deal, but six Labour MPs opposed the party`s whip and voted with the government, and around 20 others deliberately abstained, including shadow housing secretary John Healey. .