The weekend before the vote on the amendment in the House of Commons, the chairs of the inter-party parliamentary group on EU relations signed a statement that “members of all parties have already carried out valuable audits of EU law (withdrawal law) and we forced the government to make some concessions. But there won`t be much important unless we can have a really sensible vote on the withdrawal agreement that the government is negotiating with the European Union.   What does this mean for Brexit? If the Letwin proposal were to come into force, the government`s plans to leave the EU by 31 October would be thrown into the air. Such a result opens up the possibility of changing the entire Withdrawal Agreement, for example by calling for a second referendum on the final result. Letwin, who derailed Johnson`s plan to pass a deal on Saturday with an amendment that held back approval of the deal until the formal ratification law is passed, said he would not propose any further changes this week. In line with the February 27 request, the defeat of the second significant vote means that the government must immediately submit a request for withdrawal from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The motion, which blocked a no-deal Brexit, was introduced on March 13.   Two amendments to the amendment were put to the vote: the first, tabled by Caroline Spelman and categorically opposed to a no-deal in all circumstances, was adopted by 312 to 308; The second, the “Malthouse compromise”, which supported what is called a “Brexit managed no deal”, failed by 164 to 374. If members of the House of Commons today support the Withdrawal Agreement and then support a “wise vote” on the Prime Minister`s agreement before October 31, it could be ratified by October 31. However, amending the amendment would significantly complicate the way forward. But the bills are open to amendments, which could mean that everything could be proposed, from the obligation to remain in a customs union to the submission of the whole to another referendum, and then to the withdrawal agreement, which can extend the deadline.
In the coming hours, the government will try to dispel the concerns behind Letwin`s amendment and get its own rebels back on track. But overall, it looks like it will be a difficult day for Boris Johnson and his government to try to sell his deal to hundreds of MPs. Parliamentary votes on Brexit, sometimes referred to as “meaningful votes”, are parliamentary votes, in accordance with Section 13 of the UK`s Brexit Act 2018, which requires the UK government to present an amendable parliamentary motion to ratify the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement at the end of article 50 negotiations between the government and the European Union.   The government rejected the lords` proposal, which would give the House of Commons the power to decide the next steps for the government if the withdrawal agreement was rejected by Parliament.  In his February 12 statement, the Prime Minister reaffirmed his goal of a second “wise vote” on a withdrawal agreement. . . .