Article 50 bill vote

Brexit comes one step closer.

Unfortunately, I am still not free to work at The Red Pill Report full time yet, so I have not been able to see very much of the debate during the second reading of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. However, I was able to listen to a little of it, mostly while doing the washing up.

I by no means support all that my MP says or does, but I was very pleased with the speech of Oliver Letwin. It was one of very few I heard that appeared to make sense. I am sure there were many other good speeches, but not while I was listening.

So many of the speakers, members of parliament, were just ignorant of the facts around the subject. For example, during the few minutes that I was able to listen to the debate, several MP spoke of the terrible time that EU migrants in their continuances that are apparently suffering terribly not knowing if they are about to be thrown out of the UK. However, on the 17th of January 2017, just two weeks ago, Theresa May in her Brexit vision speech said, “We want to guarantee the rights of EU citizens who are already living in Britain, and the rights of British nationals in other member states.”

So why, when they are upset at the small amount of time given to debate the ‘European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, are so many MP’s demanding what they have already been told the government is determined to give them?

Having said that, let us rejoice that MPs voted by a majority of 384 to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way.

But the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats opposed the bill, while 47 Labour MPs and Tory ex-chancellor Ken Clarke rebelled. However, the bill was passed and passes on to the community stage of its scrutiny.

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