The List is a grassroots organisation of Leave voters which I founded over a year ago, to represent the voice of the electorate. We are not affiliated to any political party or organisation, but are very active as we continue to campaign for the voice of Leave voters to be heard and are advocating leaving the EU under WTO rules.

Members come from different political persuasions but are united in ensuring respect for the democratic result of the 2016 referendum. We firmly believe in leaving the EU in its entirety and also believe that our sovereignty and powers were given away illegally and unconstitutionally.

The List has also found that most of our members extensively researched the issues and knew the applicable treaties, as well as WTO principles, prior to voting in the referendum – and even after all the Project Fear, we still decided to vote Leave.

In view of the current circumstances surrounding Brexit, The List believes that Brexiteers are even more motivated today compared to how they were in the referendum. In March last year, we put together a petition to Theresa May stating the reason why we believed most of the 17.4 million voted Leave, and delivered it direct to her at No. 10 with over 1.2 million signatures.

Now we have decided to write an Open Letter to Parliament which you can view here on our new website. We are asking people to sign the letter online, and to take a copy of it and send in an email to their local MP with a link to the website where they can view people’s comments. This Open Letter demands that we leave the European Union and not be tied to any trade deal. These are two separate issues and should not be combined. By not agreeing to a ‘no deal’ or
trading under WTO rules, those elected MPs are stipulating that they will not support 17.4 million people who voted Leave; the highest vote for anything in British electoral history.

The Open Letter has recently gone live and continues to receive new signatures daily. We are hoping to reach as many of the 17.4 million as possible, and are therefore asking Leave voters and those that voted Remain but support the result, to leave their name on the website and pass the link on.

So what is there to fear from trading under WTO rules, even for an interim period? The answer is, nothing.

The WTO, established in 1995, (preceded by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, established in 1947) is an international organisation aiming to reduce all barriers to trade.

The combined share of international trade of WTO members now exceeds 90% of the global trade. Most countries around the world are members, including the UK and the EU.

In 2016, UK world-wide trade accounted for 52% of goods exported (48% exported to the EU, which continues to decline, and 52% to the rest of the world). As EU members, our trade with various countries outside the EU has been dictated largely by agreements with the EU, and devised to suit them. Under WTO rules, we will be free to make our own trade arrangements with those countries, tailored more to our needs.

The WTO requires member countries to apply tariffs (taxes) on goods and services to other WTO countries equally.

Unlike the EU, the WTO does not tell countries what to do other than to keep their promises. There is no ‘confrontation with WTO officials’ as one Irish Government source reportedly claimed in a newspaper report in respect of arrangements concerning the Irish border. The WTO is a member-driven organisation and there is no WTO rule requiring governments to secure their borders. There are, however, non-discrimination rules, but a ‘waiver’ could be sought for the UK/Ireland border either based on national security, or if the EU are in agreement, the UK and Ireland could act in the interests of the Good Friday Agreement and permit no hard border between the two. These are just some suggestions which Remain-backing MPs seem to refuse to discuss.

Under WTO rules, the UK will not only be able to negotiate our own trade agreements with the world, control our borders and make our own laws, but with no more annual payments to subsidise the EU and our armed forces free of the EU command structures to boot, we will be free to paint our own future on a clean canvas.

If there are problems along the way, then we will deal with them, as we have always done, with a pragmatic and flexible attitude – for you cannot put a price on freedom.

The List believes that we, the electorate who voted Leave, should have our voices heard; about what Brexit means to us and why we voted Leave. We have all heard about “the People’s Vote” so it’s time we were heard, the other side of the story, “the People’s Voice!”

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Company says move is a precaution in case WTO tariffs apply to EU-UK trade

Porsche is asking British customers to sign a contract committing them to pay a surcharge of up to 10% of their vehicles’ purchase price if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Cars made in Europe could attract tariffs of 10% if imported to the UK under the terms of the World Trade Organization, the default trading relationship if the UK and the EU are unable to agree a transition period before 29 March.

Continue reading…

Discussions could lead to new party consisting of six or more Labour MPs plus some Tories

Intense discussions are taking place at Westminster that could lead to the emergence of a new centrist party consisting of six or more disaffected anti-Brexit Labour MPs along with the involvement of some Conservatives and the backing of the Liberal Democrats.

Labour MPs reported that some of those involved had lobbied backbench colleagues they thought were sympathetic as to how they could “make the shift” away from a tribal loyalty to the party.

Continue reading…

Clothes shops in particular had rise in sales after launching price reductions

High street discounts in the January sales helped drive a strong recovery in UK consumer spending last month in a sign that British consumers shrugged off mounting fears over Brexit.

Sales volumes jumped by 1% in January compared with the previous month, providing support to struggling retailers after a slump in the amount of goods sold during the Christmas shopping period. City economists had forecast a more modest recovery of 0.2%.

Continue reading…

Gertjan Vlieghe’s estimate of weekly bill, £800m, is more than double battlebus ‘bonus’

The cost of Brexit to the British economy is running at £40bn a year and a damaging no-deal scenario could force an emergency cut in interest rates, according to a Bank of England rate-setter.

Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee, said that since the vote in June 2016, the economy had lost about 2% of GDP compared with a scenario where there had been no significant domestic economic events.

Continue reading…

Follow all the fallout from the government’s latest Commons defeat on Brexit

That’s your lot today. Here’s a roundup:

Analysis of Commons voting patterns show how Europhobe and Europhile rebels from both main parties are forming new parliamentary blocs, according to the Guardian’s fancy new interactive.

Our study clusters MPs by the similarity of their voting patterns: if two MPs always vote the same way, the chart groups them tightly together.

The patterns on key Brexit votes reveal the emergence of four cross-party political factions that are wrangling for control of the negotiations.

Related: How Brexit revealed four new political factions

How Brexit changed Britain from a two-party system to four-faction dysfunctionhttps://t.co/bQrfeKNDUR pic.twitter.com/bzNVgMQvYi

Continue reading…

 The List is a grassroots organisation of Leave voters which I founded over a year ago, to represent the voice of the electorate. We are not affiliated to any political party or organisation, but are very active as we continue to campaign for the voice of Leave voters to be heard and are advocating leaving the EU under WTO rules.

Members come from different political persuasions but are united in ensuring respect for the democratic result of the 2016 referendum. We firmly believe in leaving the EU in its entirety and also believe that our sovereignty and powers were given away illegally and unconstitutionally.

The List has also found that most of our members extensively researched the issues and knew the applicable treaties, as well as WTO principles, prior to voting in the referendum – and even after all the Project Fear, we still decided to vote Leave.

In view of the current circumstances surrounding Brexit, The List believes that Brexiteers are even more motivated today compared to how they were in the referendum. In March last year, we put together a petition to Theresa May stating the reason why we believed most of the 17.4 million voted Leave, and delivered it direct to her at No. 10 with over 1.2 million signatures.

Now we have decided to write an Open Letter to Parliament which you can view here on our new website. We are asking people to sign the letter online, and to take a copy of it and send in an email to their local MP with a link to the website where they can view people’s comments. This Open Letter demands that we leave the European Union and not be tied to any trade deal. These are two separate issues and should not be combined. By not agreeing to a ‘no deal’ or
trading under WTO rules, those elected MPs are stipulating that they will not support 17.4 million people who voted Leave; the highest vote for anything in British electoral history.

The Open Letter has recently gone live and continues to receive new signatures daily. We are hoping to reach as many of the 17.4 million as possible, and are therefore asking Leave voters and those that voted Remain but support the result, to leave their name on the website and pass the link on.

So what is there to fear from trading under WTO rules, even for an interim period? The answer is, nothing.

The WTO, established in 1995, (preceded by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, established in 1947) is an international organisation aiming to reduce all barriers to trade.

The combined share of international trade of WTO members now exceeds 90% of the global trade. Most countries around the world are members, including the UK and the EU.

In 2016, UK world-wide trade accounted for 52% of goods exported (48% exported to the EU, which continues to decline, and 52% to the rest of the world). As EU members, our trade with various countries outside the EU has been dictated largely by agreements with the EU, and devised to suit them. Under WTO rules, we will be free to make our own trade arrangements with those countries, tailored more to our needs.

The WTO requires member countries to apply tariffs (taxes) on goods and services to other WTO countries equally.

Unlike the EU, the WTO does not tell countries what to do other than to keep their promises. There is no ‘confrontation with WTO officials’ as one Irish Government source reportedly claimed in a newspaper report in respect of arrangements concerning the Irish border. The WTO is a member-driven organisation and there is no WTO rule requiring governments to secure their borders. There are, however, non-discrimination rules, but a ‘waiver’ could be sought for the UK/Ireland border either based on national security, or if the EU are in agreement, the UK and Ireland could act in the interests of the Good Friday Agreement and permit no hard border between the two. These are just some suggestions which Remain-backing MPs seem to refuse to discuss.

Under WTO rules, the UK will not only be able to negotiate our own trade agreements with the world, control our borders and make our own laws, but with no more annual payments to subsidise the EU and our armed forces free of the EU command structures to boot, we will be free to paint our own future on a clean canvas.

If there are problems along the way, then we will deal with them, as we have always done, with a pragmatic and flexible attitude – for you cannot put a price on freedom.

The List believes that we, the electorate who voted Leave, should have our voices heard; about what Brexit means to us and why we voted Leave. We have all heard about “the People’s Vote” so it’s time we were heard, the other side of the story, “the People’s Voice!”

The post There is nothing to fear from leaving the EU and trading with them under WTO rules appeared first on BrexitCentral.

With just over forty days until the UK is due to leave the EU, the likes of Lord Adonis, Dominic Grieve, David Lammy, Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry, to name but a few, continue to pound the “People’s Vote” drum.

The Prime Minister’s Brexit negotiating strategy may have been branded as reckless, but second referendum supporters are surely being equally as reckless by continuing not to press their case so close to Brexit day. If they’re so confident of securing a People’s Vote, then they should put the amendment forward.

Although they may not admit it when pressed on Sky News or the BBC, those proposing a People’s Vote are not oblivious to the risks attached. The likes of Umunna, Soubry et al. know that the idea that the elite failed to implement the verdict of 2016 would play into the hands of populist leavers. If they thought ‘Take Back Control’ was fatal in 2016, then ‘Tell Them Again’ would be seismic.

And politicians can barely expect to look at the turnout statistics as a means of trying to reduce the legitimacy of the vote in 2016: the Brexit referendum produced a turnout not seen in a national election contest since 1992.

It may not be apparent to those in the claustrophobic Westminster bubble, but folk up and down the country are sick to their back teeth of hearing about Brexit. To many voters, it feels as if politicians have gone around in circles for the past two-and-a-half years. The electorate wants to change the conversation towards topical issues such as poverty, the NHS and education.

Since September 2014, there has been a Scottish independence referendum, devolved legislature elections, local council elections, two general elections and, of course, the EU referendum. What would be the result of forcing another referendum on an already weary electorate? There would be no guarantee that the turnout would be the same or greater than in 2016. Unlike our Australian counterparts, the UK does not use compulsory voting, so people are perfectly entitled to stay away from the polling booth if they choose to do so. What would happen if the turnout were less than fifty per cent and a Remain victory?  

Currently, the parliamentary arithmetic opposes the idea of a “People’s Vote”. Jeremy Corbyn, especially, appears extremely sceptical about the idea. Labour members seem to have failed to appreciate he is a lifelong eurosceptic – voting against EEC membership in 1975, siding with Tory rebels in the Maastricht debates and voting against Lisbon. Corbyn was in Ireland during the second Lisbon Treaty referendum campaign in 2009 and infamously described the Brussels project as a military Frankenstein.

Labour Party Conference kept the idea of a public vote on the table, as a last resort; however, this is a mere smokescreen. Unbeknownst to pro-EU party members, the idea of a public vote is still on the table, but the motion has been ripped up. Furthermore, in order to win an election, Corbyn knows he would have to gain marginal Tory seats which also voted Leave.

Amendments to government motions can be put forward by backbench MPs but the reality is that they are not legally binding. Convention suggests that if an amendment secures a majority, then it puts pressure on the Government to act; however, we live in such unprecedented times that nothing can be taken for granted. This was seen with regard to the series of amendments put forward on 29th January. MPs voted 318-310, a majority of eight, to reject the UK leaving without a deal; however, this amendment was meaningless since it does not change the default position should the UK and EU fail to reach an agreement. Furthermore, MPs rejected an extension of Article 50 (the Cooper Amendment) beyond the end of March. So, to quote Mrs. May: nothing has changed.

It is only the Government which can propose legislation and the Prime Minister opposes a second referendum. She has explained that a second referendum would undermine ‘social cohesion’. And a shift to a second referendum does not appear to be materialising as Brexit Secretary, Steve Barclay has reconfirmed that the UK will be leaving on 29th March, with or without an agreement.

In essence, People’s Vote campaigners know they are championing a lost cause. Despite continuing to defend the idea, they are extremely aware of the risks and know that a second vote might not even provide a different result to the vote in 2016.

Most importantly, as long as the Government continues to sit on its hands and stubbornly resist the idea of a public vote, then the dream of overturning the result of 2016 is up in flames.

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The House of Commons has defeated by 303 votes to 258 – a majority of 45 – a Government motion reiterating support for the approach to Brexit expressed by the Commons on 29th January after dozens of Conservative MPs refused to back an effective endorsement of taking the no-deal option off the table.

The background to the rebellion can be read in my piece here explaining why Tory MPs from the European Research Group were unhappy with the motion, which Steve Baker explained should have been pulled and replaced with “a neutral motion and the adoption of Malthouse Compromise… around which there is a majority”. The ERG Deputy Chairman later described the events as a “storm in a teacup” and pointed out that the Prime Minister has a mandate from the previous vote on the Brady amendment.

A Downing Street spokesman responded to the result of the vote by saying:

“Jeremy Corbyn yet again put partisan considerations ahead of the national interest – and yet again, by voting against the Government’s motion, he is in effect voting to make no deal more likely. While we didn’t secure the support of the Commons this evening, the Prime Minister continues to believe, and the debate itself indicated, that far from objecting to securing changes to the backstop that will allow us to leave with a deal, there was a concern from some Conservative colleagues about taking no deal off the table at this stage. The motion on 29th January remains the only one the House of Commons has passed expressing what it does want – and that is legally binding changes to address concerns about the backstop. The Government will continue to pursue this with the EU to ensure we leave on time on 29th March.”

The full analysis of who voted which way on the main motion is below, but first it is also worth noting that beforehand 41 Labour MPs, along with two Conservative MPs, defied their whips to abstain on and oppose respectively an SNP amendment seeking an extension to the Article 50 period of at least three months. The MPs joining the full complement of SNP, Plaid Cymru, Lib Dem and Green MPs backing the amendment for the extension were: 

Conservative

  1. Ken Clarke
  2. Sarah Wollaston

Independent

  1. John Woodcock 

Labour

  1. Debbie Abrahams
  2. Tonia Antoniazzi
  3. Luciana Berger
  4. Ben Bradshaw
  5. Karen Buck
  6. Ruth Cadbury
  7. Ann Clwyd
  8. Ann Coffey
  9. Neil Coyle
  10. Mary Creagh
  11. Stella Creasy
  12. Janet Daby
  13. Geraint Davies
  14. Rosie Duffield
  15. Paul Farrelly
  16. Mike Gapes
  17. Kate Green
  18. Helen Hayes
  19. Meg Hillier
  20. Margaret Hodge
  21. Susan Elan Jones
  22. Ged Killen
  23. David Lammy
  24. Chris Leslie
  25. Anna McMorrin
  26. Madeleine Moon
  27. Ian Murray
  28. Albert Owen
  29. Barry Sheerman
  30. Gavin Shuker
  31. Andy Slaughter
  32. Angela Smith
  33. Owen Smith
  34. Jo Stevens
  35. Gareth Thomas
  36. Chuka Umunna
  37. Keith Vaz
  38. Catherine West
  39. Martin Whitfield
  40. Paul Williams
  41. Daniel Zeichner

Back to the main motion and the voting figures were as follows:

259 MPs voted for the motion (261 if you include the two tellers), including 245 Conservatives, 4 Labour MPs and all 10 DUP MPs and 2 Independents (although the result was announced in the chamber as 258 voting for it).

Meanwhile, 303 MPs voted against the motion (305 including two tellers), including 5 Conservatives, 246 Labour MPs, all 35 SNP MPs, all 11 Lib Dem MPs, along with MPs from Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and 3 Independents.

But, significantly, among the MPs abstaining were 66 Conservative MPs, including supporters of the ERG as well as Remain backers seeking to block Brexit.

The full division list is as follows

THE 303 MPs WHO OPPOSED THE MOTION===========

 

Conservative

  1. Peter Bone
  2. Christopher Chope
  3. Philip Hollobone
  4. Anne Marie Morris
  5. Sarah Wollaston

Green

  1. Caroline Lucas

Independent

  1. Sylvia Hermon
  2. Jared O’Mara
  3. John Woodcock

Labour

  1. Diane Abbott
  2. Debbie Abrahams
  3. Rushanara Ali
  4. Rosena Allin-Khan
  5. Mike Amesbury
  6. Tonia Antoniazzi
  7. Jonathan Ashworth
  8. Adrian Bailey
  9. Margaret Beckett
  10. Hilary Benn
  11. Luciana Berger
  12. Clive Betts
  13. Roberta Blackman-Woods
  14. Paul Blomfield
  15. Tracy Brabin
  16. Ben Bradshaw
  17. Kevin Brennan
  18. Lyn Brown
  19. Nick Brown
  20. Karen Buck
  21. Richard Burden
  22. Richard Burgon
  23. Dawn Butler
  24. Liam Byrne
  25. Ruth Cadbury
  26. Alan Campbell
  27. Ronnie Campbell
  28. Dan Carden
  29. Sarah Champion
  30. Jenny Chapman
  31. Bambos Charalambous
  32. Ann Clwyd
  33. Vernon Coaker
  34. Ann Coffey
  35. Julie Cooper
  36. Rosie Cooper
  37. Yvette Cooper
  38. Jeremy Corbyn
  39. Neil Coyle
  40. David Crausby
  41. Mary Creagh
  42. Stella Creasy
  43. Jon Cruddas
  44. John Cryer
  45. Judith Cummings
  46. Alex Cunningham
  47. Jim Cunningham
  48. Janet Daby
  49. Nic Dakin
  50. Wayne David
  51. Geraint Davies
  52. Marsha De Cordova
  53. Gloria de Piero
  54. Thangam Debbonaire (Teller)
  55. Emma Dent Coad
  56. Tan Dhesi
  57. Annaliese Dodds
  58. Stephen Doughty
  59. Peter Dowd
  60. David Drew
  61. Jack Dromey
  62. Rosie Duffield
  63. Angela Eagle
  64. Maria Eagle
  65. Clive Efford
  66. Julie Elliott
  67. Louise Ellman
  68. Chris Elmore
  69. Bill Esterson
  70. Christopher Evans
  71. Paul Farrelly
  72. Colleen Fletcher
  73. Yvonne Fovargue
  74. Vicky Foxcroft
  75. James Frith
  76. Gill Furniss
  77. Hugh Gaffney
  78. Mike Gapes
  79. Barry Gardiner
  80. Ruth George
  81. Preet Gill
  82. Mary Glindon
  83. Roger Godsiff
  84. Helen Goodman
  85. Kate Green
  86. Lilian Greenwood
  87. Margaret Greenwood
  88. Nia Griffith
  89. John Grogan
  90. Andrew Gwynne
  91. Louise Haigh
  92. Fabian Hamilton
  93. David Hanson
  94. Emma Hardy
  95. Harriet Harman
  96. Carolyn Harris
  97. Helen Hayes
  98. Sue Hayman
  99. John Healey
  100. Mark Hendrick
  101. Stephen Hepburn
  102. Mike Hill
  103. Meg Hillier
  104. Margaret Hodge
  105. Sharon Hodgson
  106. Kate Hollern
  107. George Howarth
  108. Rupa Huq
  109. Imran Hussain
  110. Dan Jarvis
  111. Diana Johnson
  112. Darren Jones
  113. Gerald Jones
  114. Graham Jones
  115. Helen Jones
  116. Kevan Jones
  117. Sarah Jones
  118. Susan Elan Jones
  119. Michael Kane
  120. Barbara Keeley
  121. Elizabeth Kendall
  122. Afzal Khan
  123. Gerard Killen
  124. Stephen Kinnock
  125. Peter Kyle
  126. Lesley Laird
  127. David Lammy
  128. Ian Lavery
  129. Karen Lee
  130. Christopher Leslie
  131. Emma Lewell-Buck
  132. Clive Lewis
  133. Tony Lloyd
  134. Rebecca Long-Bailey
  135. Ian Lucas
  136. Holly Lynch
  137. Justin Madders
  138. Khalid Mahmood
  139. Shabana Mahmood
  140. Seema Malhotra
  141. Gordon Marsden
  142. Sandy Martin
  143. Rachael Maskell
  144. Chris Matheson
  145. Steve McCabe
  146. Kerry McCarthy
  147. Siobhain McDonagh
  148. Andy McDonald
  149. John McDonnell
  150. Pat McFadden
  151. Conor McGinn
  152. Alison McGovern
  153. Liz McInnes
  154. Catherine McKinnell
  155. Jim McMahon
  156. Anna McMorrin
  157. Ian Mearns
  158. Ed Miliband
  159. Madeleine Moon
  160. Jessica Morden
  161. Stephen Morgan
  162. Grahame Morris
  163. Ian Murray
  164. Lisa Nandy
  165. Alex Norris
  166. Melanie Onn
  167. Chi Onwurah
  168. Kate Osamor
  169. Albert Owen
  170. Stephanie Peacock
  171. Teresa Pearce
  172. Matthew Pennycook
  173. Toby Perkins
  174. Jess Phillips
  175. Bridget Phillipson
  176. Laura Pidcock
  177. Jo Platt
  178. Luke Pollard
  179. Stephen Pound
  180. Lucy Powell
  181. Yasmin Qureshi
  182. Faisal Rashid
  183. Angela Rayner
  184. Steve Reed
  185. Christina Rees
  186. Ellie Reeves
  187. Rachel Reeves
  188. Emma Reynolds
  189. Jonathan Reynolds
  190. Marie Rimmer
  191. Geoffrey Robinson
  192. Matt Rodda
  193. Danielle Rowley
  194. Chris Ruane
  195. Lloyd Russell-Moyle
  196. Joan Ryan
  197. Naz Shah
  198. Virendra Sharma
  199. Barry Sheerman
  200. Paula Sherriff
  201. Gavin Shuker
  202. Tulip Siddiq (Proxy vote cast by Vicky Foxcroft)
  203. Dennis Skinner
  204. Andy Slaughter
  205. Ruth Smeeth
  206. Angela Smith
  207. Cat Smith
  208. Eleanor Smith
  209. Jeff Smith (Teller)
  210. Laura Smith
  211. Nick Smith
  212. Owen Smith
  213. Karin Smyth
  214. Gareth Snell
  215. Alex Sobel
  216. John Spellar
  217. Keir Starmer
  218. Jo Stevens
  219. Wes Streeting
  220. Graham Stringer
  221. Paul Sweeney
  222. Mark Tami
  223. Gareth Thomas
  224. Nick Thomas-Symonds
  225. Emily Thornberry
  226. Stephen Timms
  227. Jon Trickett
  228. Anna Turley
  229. Karl Turner
  230. Derek Twigg
  231. Stephen Twigg
  232. Liz Twist
  233. Chuka Umunna
  234. Keith Vaz
  235. Valerie Vaz
  236. Thelma Walker
  237. Tom Watson
  238. Catherine West
  239. Matt Western
  240. Alan Whitehead
  241. Martin Whitfield
  242. Paul Williams
  243. Chris Williamson
  244. Phil Wilson
  245. Mohammad Yasin
  246. Daniel Zeichner

Liberal Democrat

  1. Tom Brake
  2. Vince Cable
  3. Alistair Carmichael
  4. Ed Davey
  5. Tim Farron
  6. Wera Hobhouse
  7. Christine Jardine
  8. Norman Lamb
  9. Layla Moran
  10. Jamie Stone
  11. Jo Swinson

Plaid Cymru

  1. Jonathan Edwards
  2. Ben Lake
  3. Liz Saville Roberts
  4. Hywel Williams

SNP

  1. Hannah Bardell
  2. Mhairi Black
  3. Ian Blackford
  4. Kirsty Blackman
  5. Deidre Brock
  6. Alan Brown
  7. Lisa Cameron
  8. Doug Chapman
  9. Joanna Cherry
  10. Ronnie Cowan
  11. Angela Crawley
  12. Martyn Day
  13. Martin Docherty-Hughes
  14. Marion Fellows
  15. Stephen Gethins
  16. Patricia Gibson
  17. Patrick Grady
  18. Peter Grant
  19. Neil Gray
  20. Drew Hendry
  21. Stewart Hosie
  22. Chris Law
  23. David Linden
  24. Angus MacNeil
  25. Stewart McDonald
  26. Stuart McDonald
  27. John McNally
  28. Carol Monaghan
  29. Gavin Newlands
  30. Brendan O’Hara
  31. Tommy Sheppard
  32. Chris Stephens
  33. Alison Thewliss
  34. Philippa Whitford
  35. Pete Wishart

THE 73 MPs WHO DID NOT VOTE IN THE DIVISION*

========

Conservative

  1. Heidi Allen
  2. David Amess
  3. Richard Bacon
  4. Steve Baker
  5. Guto Bebb
  6. Crispin Blunt
  7. Suella Braverman
  8. Andrew Bridgen
  9. Conor Burns
  10. William Cash
  11. Rehman Chishti
  12. Kenneth Clarke
  13. Simon Clarke
  14. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
  15. Philip Davies
  16. Nadine Dorries
  17. Richard Drax
  18. James Duddridge
  19. Iain Duncan Smith
  20. Charlie Elphicke
  21. Michael Fabricant
  22. Mark Francois
  23. Marcus Fysh
  24. James Gray
  25. Chris Green
  26. Justine Greening
  27. Dominic Grieve
  28. Sam Gyimah
  29. Mark Harper
  30. Adam Holloway
  31. Ranil Jayawardena
  32. Bernard Jenkin
  33. Andrea Jenkyns
  34. Boris Johnson
  35. Jo Johnson
  36. David Jones
  37. Pauline Latham
  38. Phillip Lee
  39. Andrew Lewer
  40. Julian Lewis
  41. Julia Lopez
  42. Jonathan Lord
  43. Tim Loughton
  44. Craig Mackinlay
  45. Esther McVey
  46. Sheryll Murray
  47. Matthew Offord
  48. Priti Patel
  49. Owen Paterson
  50. Dominic Raab
  51. John Redwood
  52. Jacob Rees-Mogg
  53. Laurence Robertson
  54. Andrew Rosindell
  55. Douglas Ross
  56. Lee Rowley
  57. Antoinette Sandbach
  58. Grant Shapps
  59. Henry Smith
  60. Anna Soubry
  61. Bob Stewart
  62. Ross Thomson
  63. Anne-Marie Trevelyan
  64. Shailesh Vara
  65. Theresa Villiers
  66. John Whittingdale

Independent

  1. Kelvin Hopkins
  2. Ivan Lewis
  3. Fiona Onasanya (in prison)

Labour

  1. Chris Bryant
  2. Caroline Flint
  3. Paul Flynn
  4. Kate Hoey

*Not including the Speaker, John Bercow, and his three deputies (Lindsay Hoyle, Eleanor Laing and Rosie Winterton) who, by convention, do not vote in Commons divisions and the Sinn Fein MPs who have not taken their seats.  NB: Absence from the division may be for a number of reasons, such as being ill, on maternity leave or on parliamentary business elsewhere, as well as a deliberate abstention. Paul Flynn is known to be extremely ill and Fiona Onasanya is currently in prison.

THE 261 MPs WHO SUPPORTED THE MOTION

===========

 

Conservative

  1. Nigel Adams
  2. Bim Afolami
  3. Adam Afriyie
  4. Peter Aldous
  5. Lucy Allan
  6. Stuart Andrew
  7. Edward Argar
  8. Victoria Atkins
  9. Kemi Badenoch
  10. Harriett Baldwin
  11. Steve Barclay
  12. John Baron
  13. Henry Bellingham
  14. Richard Benyon
  15. Paul Beresford
  16. Jake Berry
  17. Bob Blackman
  18. Nick Boles
  19. Peter Bottomley
  20. Andrew Bowie
  21. Ben Bradley
  22. Karen Bradley
  23. Graham Brady
  24. Jack Brereton
  25. Steve Brine
  26. James Brokenshire
  27. Fiona Bruce
  28. Robert Buckland
  29. Alex Burghart
  30. Alistair Burt
  31. Alun Cairns
  32. James Cartlidge
  33. Maria Caulfield
  34. Alex Chalk
  35. Jo Churchill (Teller)
  36. Colin Clark
  37. Greg Clark
  38. James Cleverly
  39. Thérèse Coffey
  40. Damian Collins
  41. Alberto Costa
  42. Robert Courts
  43. Geoffrey Cox
  44. Stephen Crabb
  45. Tracey Crouch
  46. Chris Davies
  47. David Davies
  48. Glyn Davies
  49. Mims Davies
  50. David Davis
  51. Caroline Dinenage
  52. Jonathan Djanogly
  53. Leo Docherty
  54. Michelle Donelan
  55. Steve Double
  56. Oliver Dowden
  57. Jackie Doyle-Price
  58. David Duguid
  59. Alan Duncan
  60. Philip Dunne
  61. Michael Ellis
  62. Tobias Ellwood
  63. George Eustice
  64. Nigel Evans
  65. David Evennett
  66. Michael Fallon
  67. Mark Field
  68. Vicky Ford
  69. Kevin Foster
  70. Liam Fox
  71. Lucy Frazer
  72. George Freeman
  73. Mike Freer
  74. Roger Gale
  75. Mark Garnier
  76. David Gauke
  77. Nusrat Ghani
  78. Nick Gibb
  79. Cheryl Gillan
  80. John Glen
  81. Zac Goldsmith
  82. Robert Goodwill
  83. Michael Gove
  84. Luke Graham
  85. Richard Graham
  86. Bill Grant
  87. Helen Grant
  88. Chris Grayling
  89. Damian Green
  90. Andrew Griffiths
  91. Kirstene Hair
  92. Robert Halfon
  93. Luke Hall
  94. Philip Hammond
  95. Stephen Hammond
  96. Matt Hancock
  97. Greg Hands
  98. Richard Harrington
  99. Rebecca Harris
  100. Trudy Harrison
  101. Simon Hart
  102. John Hayes
  103. Oliver Heald
  104. James Heappey
  105. Chris Heaton-Harris
  106. Peter Heaton-Jones
  107. Gordon Henderson
  108. Nick Herbert
  109. Damian Hinds
  110. Simon Hoare
  111. George Hollingbery
  112. Kevin Hollinrake
  113. John Howell
  114. Nigel Huddleston
  115. Eddie Hughes
  116. Jeremy Hunt
  117. Nick Hurd
  118. Alister Jack
  119. Margot James
  120. Sajid Javid
  121. Robert Jenrick
  122. Caroline Johnson
  123. Gareth Johnson
  124. Andrew Jones
  125. Marcus Jones
  126. Daniel Kawczynski
  127. Gillian Keegan
  128. Seema Kennedy
  129. Stephen Kerr
  130. Greg Knight
  131. Julian Knight
  132. Kwasi Kwarteng
  133. John Lamont
  134. Mark Lancaster
  135. Andrea Leadsom
  136. Jeremy Lefroy
  137. Edward Leigh
  138. Oliver Letwin
  139. Brandon Lewis
  140. Ian Liddell-Grainger
  141. David Lidington
  142. Jack Lopresti
  143. Rachel Maclean
  144. Anne Main
  145. Alan Mak
  146. Kit Malthouse
  147. Scott Mann
  148. Paul Masterson
  149. Theresa May
  150. Paul Maynard (Teller)
  151. Patrick McLoughlin
  152. Stephen McPartland
  153. Mark Menzies
  154. Johnny Mercer
  155. Huw Merriman
  156. Stephen Metcalfe
  157. Maria Miller
  158. Amanda Milling
  159. Nigel Mills
  160. Anne Milton
  161. Andrew Mitchell
  162. Damien Moore
  163. Penny Mordaunt
  164. Nicky Morgan
  165. David Morris
  166. James Morris
  167. Wendy Morton
  168. David Mundell
  169. Andrew Murrison
  170. Bob Neill
  171. Sarah Newton
  172. Caroline Nokes
  173. Jesse Norman
  174. Neil O’Brien
  175. Guy Opperman
  176. Neil Parish
  177. Mark Pawsey
  178. Mike Penning
  179. John Penrose
  180. Andrew Percy
  181. Claire Perry
  182. Chris Philp
  183. Christopher Pincher
  184. Daniel Poulter
  185. Rebecca Pow
  186. Victoria Prentis
  187. Mark Prisk
  188. Mark Pritchard
  189. Tom Pursglove
  190. Jeremy Quin
  191. Will Quince
  192. Mary Robinson
  193. Amber Rudd
  194. David Rutley
  195. Paul Scully
  196. Bob Seely
  197. Andrew Selous
  198. Alok Sharma
  199. Alec Shelbrooke
  200. Keith Simpson
  201. Chris Skidmore
  202. Chloe Smith
  203. Julian Smith
  204. Royston Smith
  205. Nicholas Soames
  206. Caroline Spelman
  207. Mark Spencer
  208. Andrew Stephenson
  209. John Stevenson
  210. Iain Stewart
  211. Rory Stewart
  212. Gary Streeter
  213. Mel Stride
  214. Graham Stuart
  215. Julian Sturdy
  216. Rishi Sunak
  217. Desmond Swayne
  218. Hugo Swire
  219. Robert Syms
  220. Derek Thomas
  221. Maggie Throup
  222. Kelly Tolhurst
  223. Justin Tomlinson
  224. Michael Tomlinson
  225. Craig Tracey
  226. David Tredinnick
  227. Elizabeth Truss
  228. Thomas Tugendhat
  229. Edward Vaizey
  230. Martin Vickers
  231. Charles Walker
  232. Robin Walker
  233. Ben Wallace
  234. David Warburton
  235. Matt Warman
  236. Giles Watling
  237. Helen Whately
  238. Heather Wheeler
  239. Craig Whittaker
  240. Bill Wiggin
  241. Gavin Williamson
  242. Mike Wood
  243. William Wragg
  244. Jeremy Wright
  245. Nadhim Zahawi

DUP

  1. Gregory Campbell
  2. Nigel Dodds
  3. Jeffrey Donaldson
  4. Paul Girvan
  5. Emma Little Pengelly
  6. Ian Paisley
  7. Gavin Robinson
  8. Jim Shannon
  9. David Simpson
  10. Sammy Wilson

Independent

  1. Frank Field
  2. Stephen Lloyd

Labour

  1. Ian Austin
  2. Kevin Barron
  3. Jim Fitzpatrick
  4. John Mann

The post 66 Tories abstain as MPs defeat Government on Brexit strategy motion – how they all voted appeared first on BrexitCentral.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay kicks off the debate, including an early intervention from former Brexit Secretary David Davis MP…

John Baron MP intervened…

Nigel Dodds MP also made an intervention…

Owen Paterson MP followed…

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer responds…

Ian Paisley MP made a humorous intervention…

And former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab MP, made his contribution…

Henry Smith MP makes his contribution… 

Sir John Redwood MP responds to Sir Bill Cash’ contribution…

Peter Bone MP follows with his contribution… 

And David T C Davies MP adds his thoughts…

Mark Harper MP followed…

Then Sammy Wilson MP delivered his speech…

Shadow Brexit Minister, Jenny Chapman gives her closing remarks…

And finally Brexit Minister Chris Heaton-Harris closes the debate with a touch of humour…

Jeremy Corbyn responds to the Government’s EU Withdrawal motion defeat…

And finally Steve Baker of the European Research Group reacts…

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