Wizard wrote:Wizard wrote:BobbyD wrote:
- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 92966.html
Leavers talk about British ingenuity, Remainers demonstrate it...
Amendment not selected, so that idea is dead.
Appears the report I heard at lunchtime was wrong, the amendment was selected and apparently passed by one vote.
Yes it passed along with amendments supporting same sex marriage and abortions in Northern ireland according to the guardian but it is somewhat confusing as other papers did report that it was blocked by the speaker (or the deputy speaker) earlier.
MPs have voted resoundingly to extend same-sex marriage and access to abortion to Northern Ireland, bringing the region into line with the rest of the UK on the two significant social issues.
In the first amendment, tabled by the Labour MP Conor McGinn, a longstanding campaigner for equal marriage in Northern Ireland, the Commons voted 383 to 73 to extend it to the region.
In a vote soon afterwards, MPs approved an amendment by another Labour MP, Stella Creasy, to extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK where it remains illegal. The vote was passed by 332 to 99.
The amendment, by the remain-minded Tory MP Dominic Grieve, would require a minister to report to the Commons every two weeks until December on the progress of talks on restoring the Northern Ireland assembly. It passed by a single vote: 294 to 293.
The idea is that the legal requirement for these regular reports would stop a new prime minister suspending parliament to prevent MPs blocking no deal, something Boris Johnson has refused to rule out.