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Commons now voting on Labour's Brexit amendment; the govt should win by its standard majority, which is around 20
Government defeats Labour amendment by 323 to 240, majority of 83. Labour not trying
Commons now voting on SNP amendment; after that @YvetteCooperMP's amdt setting out timetable expected to pass unopposed
SNP amendment to rule out no-deal Brexit defeated by 288 to 324, govt majority 36 – Labour supporting it
Commons now voting on @YvetteCooperMP amendment. Govt not opposing so it will go through, but Tory Eurosceptic MPs forced division
Peter Bone and Christopher Chope, Eurosceptic troublemakers, are tellers for the Noes
Cooper amendment carried by 502 to 20 – an interesting measure of hard-core Tory Eurosceptics
Amended motion passes without a division, and we're done for the night
All eyes now on Geoffrey Cox, attorney general, who wasn’t in the Commons chamber today – his talks in Brussels could decide Brexit
Just found out where Geoffrey Cox was today. He was giving evidence to procedure committee about rules on publishing govt’s legal advice
He was asked if the humble address that forced publication of his advice on Irish backstop would apply to his advice on any Brexit deal addendum
He said no. I think MPs on the committee may take a different view
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