MPs vote against Remainer Parliamentary coup

MPs have rejected an attempted ‘coup’ by Remainers by 314 to 312. That was close!

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The amendment, tabled by Hilary Benn, was supported by other hardline Remainers such as Yvette Cooper and Dominic Grieve and would have meant that MPs could take control of business in Parliament away from the government on 20th March between 13:30 and 19:00.

They would have used that time to hold a series of ‘indicative votes’ on what should happen next in an attempt to kill of a clean Brexit.

ITV’s Robert Peston described the move as a “very British coup”.

MPs had earlier strongly rejected an Article 50 extension for a second referendum by 334 to 85.