Good morning. We’ve received the second indicative votes debate late (IV2) and people MPs pushing a softer Brexit will probably be hoping that there a majority for an alternate method, just like the plan for a customs union championed by the Tory pro-European Ken Clarke.
Right here is my colleague Rajeev Syal’s in a single day round-up of yesterday’s developments on Brexit.
And here’s a information to the attainable choices that may very well be put to a vote this night.
However this morning cupboard Brexiters have been restating their opposition to the concept of the federal government ever backing a customs union, even when a majority of MPs had been in favour. In an interview with the Every day Telegraph (paywall) Chris Grayling, a number one determine within the depart marketing campaign, stated being in a customs union with the EU would enable a rustic like Lithuania to have extra affect over UK commerce coverage than the UK itself (as a result of Lithuania is among the EU member states deciding EU commerce coverage, which the UK must settle for). Grayling informed the paper:
Are we actually going to just accept the scenario the place the federal government of Lithuania has extra energy over our buying and selling relationship with the Commonwealth than our authorities does? That’s the actuality of the customs union.
And this morning Liz Truss, who voted stay in 2016 however how now favours Brexit, informed the In the present day programme that she didn’t assume a customs union was the way in which ahead. She informed the programme:
It’s not clear to me that going softer is the way in which to command help.
For those who have a look at the parliamentary arithmetic now, it’s not clear that one thing like a customs union really instructions help.
Right here is the agenda for the day.
11am: Downing Road foyer briefing.
2.30pm: Sajid Javid, the house secretary, takes questions within the Commons.
After 3.30pm: MPs start debating the enterprise movement for the indicative votes debate. That might run till 6pm. MPs will then begin the right debate, which is able to run till 8pm.
4.30pm: MPs maintain a debate in Westminster Corridor on the petition calling for article 50 to be revoked. However there gained’t be a vote.
8pm: MPs vote on the indicative votes proposals chosen by the speaker. They are going to be voting on paper. The outcomes will probably be introduced sooner or later after 9.30pm.
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