SteMiS wrote:richfool wrote:BobbyD wrote:
So Remain MP's voting against Leaving with May's deal were duplicitous thwarters of the people's will, but Leave MP's voting against Leaving on May's deal were what ...full bloodedly pursuing a genuine Leave? No double standards there... A vote against was a vote against, and every MP who voted against it had exactly the same effect on the result.
The truth is having steadfastly ignored Parliament and her own party May negotiated a deal which was never going to pass, and then put a gun to her head and begged them not to make her pull the trigger. The idea that MP's should have passed any old deal put before them is risible, and ignores, as many MP's do, the duty of care MP's owe both the country and their constituents.
May's deal wasn't really a proper Brexit. It was Brexit in name only, which is why many Brexit MP's voted against it. They were as you say, trying to ensure a duty of care to the country and their constituents by ensuring a proper Brexit.
Leaving the EU means no longer being a member. May's deal would have resulted in the UK no longer being a member. It's a simple matter of legality. Your attempt to define it as something else is just your opinion. However there is no mandate in the referendum for that opinion. If Vote Leave wanted to specify the type of Brexit it was campaigning for then it should have been explicit and set it out in a manifesto. It didn't.
Was it not all set out in the Governments expensive booklet?