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Let Parliament vote for an Article 50 letter

Thursday, November 3, 2016 22:49
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The court case made for convoluted and anti democratic reading. The vote of the people was only mentioned at the end, and dismissed for no good reason as advisory. Did they not read the Hansards where the PM and other Ministers stressed the people were to decide? Did they not read the leaflets sent by the government to each household with Parliament’s approval and using public money voted by Parliament to pay for them? These leaflets all said we, the people, were making the decision.

Did the Judges not understand that Parliament can anytime if it wishes debate and vote on the Article 50 letter? It has been the choice of the Opposition not to do so.

I hope the government will now table a motion saying

“This House approves the sending of an Article 50 letter in accordance with the wishes of the people as expressed in the referendum, any judgement of the courts notwithstanding”

The government should then send the letter.

I would expect the motion to pass easily, as I cannot believe Labour will impose a 3 line whip to expressly go against the results of the referendum. If they did the government should still win the vote, given Labour rebels, some Northern Ireland MPs and most Conservatives voting for.

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